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What is esophageal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. The cells that make up the lining of the esophagus occasionally become abnormal, causing them to grow quickly and out of control. This out-of-control growth can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer.

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