Tumor that occurs in esophagus - tube which connects from throat to the stomach. This causes difficulty in swallowing, chest pain, cough, sudden weight loss and heartburn.
Urgent medical attention is usually recommended by healthcare providers
Certain types can be dangerous or life threatening
Very rare (Fewer than 20,000 cases per year in US)
Treatable by a medical professional
Often requires lab test or imaging
Can last several months or years
Common for ages 60 and older