Oesophagus (gullet) cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer (also known as cancer of the oesophagus), we can provide the information you need, whether you're making a decision about treatment, looking for support, or just need to understand the basics.

Oesophageal cancer affects your digestive system. If you're worried about oesophageal cancer, it's best to first understand the facts.

Knowing the symptoms of oesophageal cancer is important. We'll help you understand what's happening to your body and explain how oesophageal cancer is diagnosed.

The main treatments for oesophageal cancer are surgery, chemotherapy & radiotherapy. Find out what these treatments are and how they work.

Living with oesophageal cancer can be difficult, but there's help. We can assist you in finding support and in understanding how to stay healthy.

The exact cause of oesophageal cancer is unknown, but there are risk factors that can increase your chance of developing the disease. Learn about changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of oesophageal cancer.

Download our booklets and factsheets, including information about cancer types, treatments, side-effects, emotional effects, financial information and more.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm