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There are many different causes and risk factors for esophageal cancer. Sometimes, a person with no known risk factors can be diagnosed with the disease. However, there are certain factors that can put you at greater risk.
Certain causes and risk factors are beyond your control. Some are within your power to control, whether it’s quitting smoking or eating a healthier diet.
Causes and risk factors for esophageal cancer include:
Other lifestyle habits that may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer include: