What are the symptoms of advanced esophageal cancer ? The following are some common types:
With advanced esophageal dysphagia: progressive dysphagia is a common symptom of advanced esophageal cancer, when treatment is most of the major symptoms of patients, this time over 70% of the esophageal circumference was tumor infiltration, and short-term illness gradually increased by the development can not swallow solid food to liquid food can not swallow. Can also occur in severe reflux, regurgitation of food may contain pus and blood and other fluids in the early symptoms appear after a few months, the condition gradually worsened, by the development can not swallow solid food to liquid food can not swallow the next. A corresponding late esophageal cancer symptoms, cancer associated with esophageal wall inflammation, edema, cramps, etc., can aggravate dysphagia.
2.Metastatic esophageal cancer
The transfer of advanced esophageal cancer symptoms: Since there will be advanced esophageal cancer proliferation and metastasis, esophageal cancer symptoms also include the transfer and spread of symptoms. Advanced esophageal cancer by extensive metastasis corresponding symptoms and signs, jaundice, ascites, abnormal liver function, dyspnea, cough, headache, and coma; the outer membrane of tumor invasion and esophagus caused by esophageal perforation, there esophageal – tracheal fistula, esophageal – mediastinal fistula; tumor obstruction caused by complete obstruction of the esophagus, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, cachexia, systemic failure.
3.Other symptoms of advanced esophageal cancer
In addition to the symptoms of advanced esophageal cancer symptoms, patients with advanced esophageal cancer is also often food reactions, chest and back pain and other symptoms; including food reactions often occurs in increased difficulty in swallowing, regurgitation is not, includes food and mucus, with blood and pus can be; and thoracodorsal mainly chest pain or back scapular region persistent dull pain or upper abdominal pain, severe sleep at night because of pain, sometimes accompanied by fever. Mostly due to direct stimulation of ingested food section of the ulcer disease, inflammation and (or) The contraction of esophageal spasm caused by the strong.
4. Late esophageal nerve symptoms
Swollen esophagus recurrent laryngeal nerve compression symptoms of hoarseness may occur; violation of the phrenic nerve also cause hiccups or phrenic nerve paralysis; compression of the trachea or bronchi may be shortness of breath and dry cough; erosion of the aorta can be lethal of bleeding. Advanced esophageal cancer complicated by esophageal – tracheal or esophageal – bronchial fistula or cancer in the upper esophagus when swallowing liquids often produces symptoms of cervical sympathetic paralysis.
When these symptoms appear, patients with advanced esophageal cancer have been hard to treat, at this time the main purpose of treatment is to stabilize the condition and control the symptom, and Chinese medical treatment shows the best effect.