Each person is unique and each cancer is different. If you’re experiencing concerning symptoms, make an appointment to talk one of the esophageal cancer experts from Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The first signs of esophageal cancer that patients may experience are trouble swallowing and/or acid reflux. However, many patients don’t have any symptoms in the early stages. Because esophageal cancer is aggressive, and signs don’t show up until more advanced stages, it can be harder to treat.
Although these symptoms may not mean you have cancer, talk to your doctor if you experience:
In more advanced esophageal cancer, you may experience:
Make an appointment with Banner MD Anderson if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you. Our caring team is dedicated to providing information, support and resources to patients with esophageal cancer.
There are two main types of esophageal cancer:
More rare forms of esophageal cancer include small cell carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma and choriocarcinoma.