When cancer of the oesophagus first develops it rarely causes any symptoms. This is because the tumour is very small. It is only when the cancer starts to become larger and more advanced that symptoms will start to develop. Those might include:
- difficulty swallowing
- unexplained weight loss (caused by a combination of difficulties swallowing and the cancer’s harmful effects on your body)
- pain when swallowing (odynophagia)
- throat pain and discomfort
- persistent indigestion
- persistent cough
- coughing blood
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