If the cancer is at an early stage, you may have surgery with the aim of curing the cancer. There are different types of operations used to treat oesophageal cancer. The operation you have will depend on the size and position of the tumour. You may need to stay in hospital for a few weeks for some types of surgery.
Your doctor will talk with you about the best type of surgery for your situation. It is important to discuss the operation with your doctor before it happens. It may help to make a list of any questions you want to ask.