The earlier esophageal cancer is detected, the more likely it can be completely removed by surgery or resection. Learn more about treatments for esophageal cancer.

Esophagus cancers are usually found because of signs or symptoms a person is having. If esophagus cancer is suspected, exams and tests will be needed to confirm the diagnosis. If cancer is found, further tests will be done to help determine the extent (stage) of the cancer.