The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Signs & symptoms

The most common symptoms of oesophageal cancer include:

  • difficulty swallowing
  • weight loss
  • food coming back up before reaching the stomach or being sick
  • pain when swallowing
  • indigestion or heartburn that doesn’t go away
  • a cough
  • a hoarse voice
  • dull pain or discomfort behind the breastbone or in the back

Please contact your GP if you have any concerns