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Know the Warning Signs: Spotting the Symptoms of Esophagus Cancer

Oesophagus cancer is a type of Cancer affecting the oesophagus, the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach.

The symptoms of oesophagal Cancer can be vague and may not appear until the Cancer has advanced.

 However, recognizing the warning signs of oesophagal Cancer can lead to earlier detection and better outcomes. This blog will discuss the common symptoms of oesophagal Cancer that you should be aware of.

Symptoms of Esophagus Cancer?

Difficulty in Swallowing

This is the most common and early sign of Esophagus Cancer. This condition develops gradually. Initially, the patient is unable to swallow solid foods.

Later, it becomes difficult to swallow semi-solid food; finally, even liquid can cause too much pain while swallowing. In some rare instances when the Cancer is at a quite advanced stage, the food pipe gets choked, preventing the patient from swallowing saliva too. 

Back Pain: Another common symptom in patients of Esophagus Cancer is upper back pain. The Esophagus is situated just above the Spine. So when the Cancer spreads, it involves the Spine and causes pain in the back,

Abnormal Weight loss

Difficulty in swallowing food leads to abnormal weight loss. In some cases, the patient even loses between 10 to 12 kgs in a shorter span without exercise.

So this can also be an early sign of Esophagus Cancer. If you are experiencing a similar condition, you should immediately consult your doctor.

Throat pain (Odynophagia)

As the patient faces difficulty swallowing the food, it causes pain in the throat. A lot of patients undergo treatments and even surgery for the tonsils due to this pain.

But when the pain does not subsidize, and further investigation is done, they are diagnosed with Esophagus Cancer.

Chronic Dry Cough

Once the disease advances, some patients start experiencing dry cough and hoarseness of the voice.

These are the most common signs and symptoms of Esophagus Cancer. If you have been experiencing these symptoms for more than 2 weeks and they are not subsiding even with the medications, it’s time to consult an Esophagus Cancer Surgeon immediately.

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Wrapping up

We hope this informative and brief guide on Symptoms of Esophagus Cancer has offered you much valuable information.

Remember, when any cancer is diagnosed early, the success rate of the treatment is higher.

 So stay aware of these symptoms, and if you need any further information, do not hesitate to consult our team. We will be happy to help.


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    Dr. Nilesh is a renowned surgeon/ consultant practicing infinity media surge hospital, and Navkaar cancer clinic Mumbai and he is also visiting consultant at various hospitals in Mumbai, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai etc. With over 10+years of experience, he is highly trained and specialized in performing cancer surgery procedures from simplest to the most complicated surgeries.