Esophageal Cancer: Risk Factor, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Esophageal Cancer | Dr. Vikas Singla

What is Esophageal Cancer

Esophagus Cancer or Esophageal Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells of the inner lining of esophagus

Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

  • Weight Loss
  • Chest Pain
  • Dysphagia -Difficulty in swallowing food or drinking liquids

Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer

Upper GI Endoscopy – A small tube is passed through the mouth, and a biopsy is obtained. During endoscopy, if proper sedation is given, the procedure becomes painless.

Risk Factors for Esphogeal Cancer

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Barrett’s Esophagus



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