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

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.

Getting diagnosed

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

Stages, types and grades

Find out about the different ways doctors can stage oesophageal cancer as well as the grades and types of oesophageal cancer.


Find out about survival for oesophageal cancer.


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

Living with oesophageal cancer

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

Advanced cancer

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

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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