Esophagus is a digestive organ having a tube like structure, which connects the mouth to the stomach. So, esophageal cancer is a cancerous disease that occurs in the esophagus (more commonly occurs in the inner lining or wall of the esophagus tube although it can occur anywhere else on the esophagus). The common symptoms are abnormal weight loss, food swallowing issues, chest pain, heartburn and coughing. The function of the esophagus is that it carries the food from the mouth to the stomach. So, esophageal cancer leads to difficulties in the passage of food to the stomach, which further leads to the malfunctioning of the overall digestive system.
HOW IS ESOPHAGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
This disease is 3 to 4 times more common among men than women.