Living with Oesophagus (gullet) cancer

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. At first these check–ups will be quite often but gradually become less frequent. At the check–up, you may have tests like a physical exam, scans, a barium swallow, endoscopy or blood tests. If you have any problems in between these appointments, contact your doctor or nurse. Report your concerns and do not wait until your next appointment.

Get support

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the contents of external websites.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freefone 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