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Risk Factors and Symptoms

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Risk Factors and Symptoms for Esophageal Cancer

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Risk Factors
Preventative steps can help you avoid esophageal cancer. These include eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and limiting smoking and alcohol use.But it is important to be aware of risk factors that can increase your chances of getting esophageal cancer, which include:

Symptoms
Be on the lookout for any of the following, especially if you are in a high risk group:

  • Chest pain and trouble swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic cough and hoarseness
  • Vomiting
  • Hiccups
  • Pneumonia
  • Bone pain
  • Bleeding into the esophagus
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Clinical Trials

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Baylor College of Medicine conducts clinical trials that give participants access to the latest, most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options available. See clinical trials for esophageal cancer.