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Esophageal cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages because of the way it grows. Symptoms often appear once the cancer thickens the wall of the esophagus. Esophageal tumours can also cause symptoms if they grow large enough to block the esophagus or the opening to the stomach, or if they grow into surrounding tissues and organs. Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as esophageal cancer. See your doctor if you have these symptoms.
The most common symptom of esophageal cancer is difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia. Other symptoms of esophageal cancer include:
We all need our own personal support system, but no matter how good your own personal support system is, it’s not the same as connecting with other survivors.
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Services Locator helps cancer patients and their families find the services and programs they need in their community.