Cancers that start in the esophagus are much more common in men than in women. Many of these cancers are linked to tobacco or alcohol use, or to excess body weight.
Whether you’re worried about developing esophagus cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.
Learn about the causes of esophagus cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are facing esophagus cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from esophagus cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Facing esophagus cancer? Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online community, Cancer Survivors Network.
Read about the latest developments in esophagus cancer.