Causes and risk factors

Potential causes of oesophageal cancer

We don't know exactly what causes oesophageal cancer. But there are things that can increase your risk of getting it. Find out what to look out for and the changes you could make to reduce your risk.

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Oesophageal (gullet) cancer Potential causes and risk factors

We don’t exactly know what causes oesophageal cancer but some factors can increase the risk of developing it.