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Esophageal Cancer Directory

Esophageal cancer is cancer that starts in the esophagus, the hollow tube through which food moves from the mouth to the stomach. Smoking, heavy alcohol use, and certain medical conditions raise your risk for this disease. There is no screening test for esophageal cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how esophageal cancer occurs, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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Understanding the causes of esophageal cancer, and changing a few simple habits can reduce your risk for this uncommon but dangerous disease.

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