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Diagnosis

Diagnosing esophageal cancer can be done in various ways, including:

  • X-rays of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Esophagoscopy: a thin tube is inserted into the mouth to examine the inside of the esophagus. This procedure can also be used to collect cell samples from the stomach for analysis.
  • CT scans are used after a positive diagnosis to determine the extent, or spread of the cancer