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  1. There is a definite link between smoking and many different types of cancer.…

  2. The medical name for the throat is the pharynx. There are 3 main parts - the nasopharynx, oropharynx and hypopharynx. It is important you know the exact name of the cancer you have to find the right information.…

  3. Being overweight is a risk factor for a number of different diseases, including various types of cancer.…

  4. Indigestion is a common problem. It can cause heartburn, bloating and sickness. For most people indigestion isn’t a sign of cancer. But it may need treating by a doctor. If you have indigestion for more than a couple of weeks or if it is severe it is important to get it checked out by your doctor.…

  5. Gastro oesophageal junction cancer develops at the point where your food pipe joins your stomach. Treatments for this type of cancer include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and biological therapy.…

  6. Barrett's oesophagus means there are changes to the cells of the lower part of your food pipe that could lead to cancer. There are several different treatments available.…

  7. A barium swallow is an investigation for cancer of the food pipe (oesophagus) or stomach. Barium is a dense chalky material that shows up on x-rays. It can cause constipation.…

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