Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the esophagus. Risk factors of cancer of the esophagus include smoking, heavy alcohol use, Barrett's esophagus, being male and being over age 60. Severe weight loss, vomiting, hoarseness, coughing up blood, painful swallowing, and pain in the throat or back are symptoms. Treatment depends upon the size, location and staging of the cancer and the health of the patient. Read more: Esophageal Cancer Article
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- Endoscopy (EGD) Procedure
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- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
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- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow)
- Screening Tests for Cancer
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Radiation Therapy
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
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