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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Most people have an endoscopy to find out if they have oesophageal cancer but some have a barium swallow.
An endoscopy is a test to look inside your body. Your doctor might take samples of any abnormal areas (biopsies) during the biopsy.
Find out what a barium swallow is, how you have it and what happens after it.
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