Members of this group have had, or have, or have known someone, or know someone who has esophageal carcinoma. As with any type of cancer, it is a difficult cancer to have.

Cancer that forms in the thin, flat cells lining the inside of the esophagus. This cancer is most often found in the upper and middle part of the esophagus, but can occur anywhere along the esophagus. This is also called epidermoid carcinoma.

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Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer include: Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) Weight loss without trying Chest pain, pressure or burning Worsening indigestion or heartburn Coughing or hoarseness Information provided by