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What to ask your doctor about oesophageal cancer

Men and women discussing non oesophageal cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • How will I know if I have oesophageal cancer?
  • Am I more likely to get oesophageal cancer than anyone else?
  • Does drinking or smoking increase my risk of oesophageal cancer?
  • Does my diet affect my risk of oesophageal cancer?
  • I get a lot of acid indigestion. How would I know if I was developing Barrett’s oesophagus?
  • I am exposed to soot (diesel fumes /metal dust) at work. Does this affect my risk of oesophageal cancer?
  • Can I be screened for oesophageal cancer?
  • My father had oesophageal cancer. Does this mean I am more likely to get it?
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Updated: 26 March 2014