Esophageal Cancer (cont.)
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Early esophageal cancer may not cause symptoms. As the cancer grows, the most common symptoms are:
These symptoms may be caused by esophageal cancer or other health problems. If you have any of these symptoms, you should tell your doctor so that problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
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If you have a symptom that suggests esophageal cancer, your doctor must find out whether it's really due to cancer or to some other cause. The doctor gives you a physical exam and asks about your personal and family health history. You may have blood tests. You also may have:
You may want to ask the doctor these questions before having a biopsy:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014
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