Esophageal Cancer

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Esophageal cancer is the formation of malignant, cancer cells in the tissues of the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach (esophagus). Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, weight loss, chest discomfort, indigestion or heartburn, and coughing. The two most common types are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, and it is often treated through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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