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Oesophageal cancer starts in the food pipe, also known as your oesophagus or gullet. The oesophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.
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Find out about tests to diagnose Oesophageal cancer, screening and seeing a specialist.
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Doctors can use these tests to diagnose oesophageal cancer.
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You may have these tests after you've been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
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Treatment options for Oesophageal cancer, how your doctors decide and what to expect.
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Find out where oesophageal cancer can spread and about how treatment can control your symptoms.
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Find out how, where and when you have chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer and get drug information.
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This is the most common treatment for early cancer of the oesophagus. Doctors remove all or part of your oesophagus.
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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill oesophageal cancer cells.
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Find out how treatments aim to control symptoms when oesophageal cancer is advanced.
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Your doctor may recommend treatment with laser, radio waves or light sensitising drugs for very early cancer.
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Get support to cope during and after cancer treatment, including diet tips to help you eat well.
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You might have some of these tests to help find out if an oesophageal cancer has come back or whether it has spread. The tests can also sometimes check how well treatments are working.
You might have a CT scan of your stomach, chest and the area between your hips (pelvis) to find out where the cancer is and whether it has spread.
You might have an ultrasound to find out if the cancer has spread to your liver.
A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan into one. It can show where your oesophageal cancer is and whether it has spread.
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