Cancer of the Esophagus

Also called esophageal cancer, is a tumor or abnormal growth of cells in the muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach. This tube is called the esophagus.

Cancer of the esophagus is uncommon. Most often people who get it are middle-aged or older. It is more common in men than in women. African-Americans are also more likely to get this kind of cancer.

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