Esophageal cancer forms in the tissues of the lining of the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach at the beginning of the digestive system.
There are two types of esophageal cancer:
Esophageal cancer usually does not show symptoms, some late stage symptoms may include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
You are at a greater risk for esophageal cancer if you:
The causes of esophageal cancer are unknown. You can reduce your risk for esophageal cancer by not smoking or drinking alcohol, by having a good diet, and by getting plenty of exercise.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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