Watch for symptoms

Stomach and esophageal cancer have a lot in common when it comes to prevention and detection. But stomach cancer symptoms can differ from esophageal cancer symptoms.

Stomach cancer symptoms

Early symptoms of stomach cancer often are not noticed.

Once stomach cancer symptoms appear, they may include:

Esophageal cancer symptoms

Swallowing difficulty is the most common symptom of esophageal cancer. You may complain of food getting stuck as you try to swallow it. If swallowing becomes a persistent problem, contact your health care provider.

You should also watch for other esophageal cancer symptoms:

Reviewed By: Daniel Dunn, MD, medical director, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Program
First Published: 10/29/2009
Last Reviewed: 10/29/2009