Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer can include
- dark, tarry, or black stool from digested blood,
- vomiting blood,
- difficulty swallowing (dysphagia),
- loss of appetite,
- weight loss, or
- abdominal pain.
Other associated symptoms can include
Cause of esophageal cancer
Doctors don't understand the exact cause of esophageal cancer, but there are risk factors for developing the condition that include smoking, older age, male sex, dietary factors, excessive alcohol consumption, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), previous damage to the esophagus, and a precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus.
Other esophageal cancer symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Pain
- Back Pain
- Chest Pain
- Dark, Tarry, or Black Stool from Digested Blood
- Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
- Loss of Appetite
- Vomiting Blood
- Weight Loss
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