Common symptoms of oesophageal cancer are:
Your symptoms will guide your doctor and healthcare team on oesophageal cancer treatment options that can be used for you. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit your GP today!
If your doctor suspects oesophageal cancer, they will take a detailed medical and family history and recommend a few tests. These include:
Other tests that may be required are routine blood tests, chest x-ray, endoscopic ultrasound and laparoscopy. Your test results take a few days to arrive, and it is natural to feel anxious and apprehensive about them. If you have been told you have oesophageal cancer, you may require a camera test that gives your doctor an idea about the stage and spread of your cancer. Your diagnosis test results also enable your doctor to determine how to treat oesophageal cancer
Your oesophageal cancer treatment options depend upon factors like the stage and spread of cancer. Standard treatment options include:
Some advanced stages of oesophageal cancer may require targeted drug therapy.