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Esophageal cancer is an abnormal growth of cancerous (malignant) cells in the part of the body that moves food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach (esophagus).
The exact cause of esophageal cancer is not known.
If you are found to have cancer, it will be assessed (staged) to determine how severe it is and how much it has spread.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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