Find out about possible symptoms of oesophageal cancer and when to see your doctor.

Stages, types and grades

Find out about number and TNM staging and the grades and types of Oesophageal cancer.

Causes and risks

Find out what causes oesophageal cancer, including lifestyle factors and other medical conditions, and see what you can do to reduce your risk.


Find out about survival for oesophageal cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about tests to diagnose oesophageal cancer, screening and seeing a specialist.


Treatments for oesophageal cancer, what to expect and how to cope with side effects.

Advanced cancer

Find out where oesophageal cancer can spread and about how treatment can control your symptoms.

Practical and emotional support

Get support to cope during and after oesophageal cancer treatment, including diet tips to help you eat well.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

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