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Advanced cancer

Advanced oesophageal cancer means that a cancer that began in the food pipe (gullet) has spread to another part of the body.

About advanced cancer

Advanced oesophageal cancer means that a cancer that began in the food pipe (gullet) has spread to another part of the body.

Symptoms of advanced cancer

The most common symptom is feeling tired and unwell. Other symptoms depend on where the cancer is in the body.

Tests for advanced oesophageal cancer

You might have a CT scan, PET-CT scan or ultrasound scan to check whether oesophageal cancer has spread.

Treatment for advanced cancer

Advanced oesophageal cancer means your cancer has spread to other parts of your body. Treatment includes chemotherapy, targeted cancer drugs and radiotherapy. 

Coping with advanced cancer

Get support to cope with emotional, practical and physical issues when you have advanced oesophageal cancer.

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Last reviewed: 
01 Nov 2019

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