If the first tests suggest that you have oesophageal cancer, your specialist may want to do some further tests. This is to confirm the diagnosis and see whether the cancer has spread to any other part of the body. This process is called staging and may take some time. The results of these tests will help you and your doctor decide on the best treatment.
More tests may also be done if no cancer was found after the first tests, or if the results weren’t clear. Sometimes these tests may be done again, during and after treatment, to check on your progress.