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Warning Signs for Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer is a disease that is most often related to the risks of smoking.

Here are three serious warning signs that you should be aware of for esophageal cancer.

If you find yourself experiencing any one of these symptoms immediately visit your doctor and get a full check up.

Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Painful swallowing, especially when accompanied by hiccups.

Esophageal CancerEsophageal cancer is a serious form of cancer that starts in the inner layer of your esophagus –  the 10-inch long tube that connects your throat and stomach.

The most common symptom of esophageal cancer, usually occurring late in the disease, is difficulty swallowing and a sensation of food getting stuck in your throat or chest.

5 Lung Cancer Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About

If you are wondering what symptoms of lung cancer might feel like, here is a list to look out for if you are a smoker or ex smoker.

Shoulder or upper back pain: Pain in the shoulder or upper back is a often unnoticed lung cancer symptom. The pain results from a tumor pressing on the lining of the lungs.

Swelling of the face and neck is also a lung cancer symptom: Tumors can often put pressure of blood vessels, not allowing fluids to to travel as efficiently throughout the body. The fluids then build up, causing swelling of the face and neck.

Lung ImageFrequently having pneumonia or other lung infections: Tumor cells can trap bacteria causing frequent lung infections.

Frequently getting pneumonia is also a symptom of lung cancer.

Male breast development: Gynecomastia is the over development of the male breast and can be a symptom of lung cancer in men. Breast growth in men is normally due to the increase of estrogen. Lung cancer has been known to produce estrogen.

Hoarseness: Do you constantly feel like you have to clear your throat or your throat feels hoarse. This is a very common symptom of lung cancer. Lung cancer tumor cells can block passageways leading to many symptoms, like hoarseness.

More About Lung Cancer: If you are experiencing the symptoms of lung cancer, please see your doctor. Keep in mind that these symptoms of lung cancer are also the symptoms of many other benign condition.

Source: Lisa Fayed,
Your Guide to Cancer.
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