Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms

Symptoms of esophageal cancer include

• Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is the most common symptom of esophageal cancer. This occurs only after a tumor has grown large enough to prevent food from passing normally through the esophagus.
• Unintentional weight loss, related to difficulty swallowing
• Pain in the throat, mid-chest or between the shoulder blades
• Hoarseness, hiccups and sometimes vomiting of blood, once cancer is quite advanced