Esophageal Cancer (Esophageal Cancer)

About- Esophageal cancer occurs when a malignant tumor forms in the lining of the esophagus a long, hollow tube that runs from the throat to stomach.
 
Types
Squamous cell carcinoma- cancer starts in the flat, thin cells that make up the lining of the esophagus
Adenocarcinoma- cancer starts in the glandular cells of the esophagus that are responsible for the production of fluids such as mucus 
 
Symptoms-
Esophageal cancer Chest pain, pressure or burning
Esophageal cancer Chronic cough
Esophageal cancer Coughing up blood
Esophageal cancer Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
Esophageal cancer Fatigue
Esophageal cancer Food coming back up the esophagus
Esophageal cancer Frequent choking while eating
Esophageal cancer Heartburn
Esophageal cancer Hiccups
Esophageal cancer Hoarseness
Esophageal cancer Indigestion
Esophageal cancer Loss of appetite
Esophageal cancer Unintentional weight loss
Esophageal cancer Vomiting
 
Causes-

Esophageal cancer occurs due to errors (mutations) in their DNA of the cells in the esophagus.
 
Risk Factors
Esophageal cancer Achalasia
Esophageal cancer Alcoholism
Esophageal cancer Barrett's esophagus
Esophageal cancer Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Esophageal cancer A habit of drinking very hot liquids
Esophageal cancer Insufficient fruits and vegetable intake
Esophageal cancer Obesity
Esophageal cancer Radiation treatment to the chest or upper abdomen
Esophageal cancer Smoking
 
Specialists to visit
Gastroenterologist Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologist Oncologist
Gastroenterologist Palliative Medicine
Gastroenterologist Radiation Oncologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.cancer.gov
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.cancer.net
https://www.cancer.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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