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Esophagus Cancer

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Cancers that start in the esophagus are much more common in men than in women. Many of these cancers are linked to tobacco or alcohol use, or to excess body weight.

Learn About Esophagus Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing esophagus cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Esophagus Cancer.

Esophagus Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing esophagus cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from esophagus cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with esophagus cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing esophagus cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Esophagus Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in esophagus cancer.

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