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Oesophageal cancer information

Oesophageal cancer is cancer that forms in the oesophagus.  The oesophagus (also known as the gullet) is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach.    

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) information

Booklets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team, including your key worker. You may find the following booklet useful:

Your Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for upper gastrointestinal cancer

More information

Click on the coloured text links below for general information which may be of help:                    

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.            

Radiotherapy

UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.                

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.         

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.             

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist or specialist dietitian, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.  Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.      

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre

This page last reviewed 14/06/2021