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Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer When to see a doctor ? Types of esophageal cancer ?

Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer When to see a doctor ? Types of esophageal cancer ?

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Esophageal cancer touches the muscular tube (2 cm to 3 cm in diameter and 25 cm to 30 cm in length) connecting the larynx (throat) to the stomach. Once swallowed, the food enters the esophagus and descends to the stomach, driven by gravity and pushed by the contraction of the muscles of its wall. The entrance and exit of the esophagus are closed by muscular rings that open and close to manage the passage of the food. It's the esophageal sphincters. If the sphincter located at the entrance to the stomach does not work well, gastro-esophageal reflux may occur. As the liquid in the esophagus is acidic, it irritates its wall. This chronic irritation of the esophagus is a very well known factor in case of the esophagus, although there are other risk factors. Esophageal cancer is a malignant tu...