Signs and symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer

The most common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty swallowing – feeling the food sticking in your throat or chest
  • Regurgitation – food coming back up before reaching the stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the throat or in the middle of your chest when swallowing
  • Heartburn or indigestion that won’t go away
  • A cough
  • A hoarse voice
  • A dull pain behind the breastbone or in the back
  • Weight loss

 

Page updated February 2020.