Understanding oesophageal cancer

Find out more about the oesophagus and different types of oesophageal cancer.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • The oesophagus

    The oesophagus (gullet) is part of the digestive system. It connects the mouth to the stomach.

  • Types of oesophageal cancer

    There are two main type of oesophageal cancer: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.

  • Signs and symptoms of oesophageal cancer

    There are a number of signs and symptoms of oesophageal cancer. You should see your GP if you notice you are having any of these symptoms.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos