Oesophageal and stomach cancer
We'll support and care for you throughout your cancer treatment.
We provide care for:
- cancers of the upper digestive system (oesophageal), including oesophagus cancer. The oesophagus connects your mouth to your stomach. It is sometimes known as the food pipe or gullet
- stomach (gastric) cancer
Alongside treatment, we offer:
- specialist education and advice
- pain relief in hospital and at home (palliative care)
- close working with your GP and local hospital
Our team works together to give you the best care. Our specialists include:
- cancer doctors (oncologists)
- cancer nurses
We can also refer you for:
- benefits and welfare advice
- psychological support and therapy
- complementary therapy
- dietary advice
- patient transport
- occupational therapy
Your treatment depends on the type and stage of your cancer. You may have radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both. You may also need surgery, before or after your treatment.
We review treatment plans at a weekly meeting with everyone involved in your care.
Chemotherapy, and some courses of radiotherapy, can be given at our Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup site.
We work with our partners at:
- King's College Hospital
- Princess Royal Hospital, Orpington
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
- Lewisham Hospital
We're committed to providing you with personalised cancer care. You can read more about what this means on our cancer care and support page.
Shine Cancer Support is a charity for people with cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Trekstock is a cancer charity supporting young adults.
- Macmillan Cancer Support oesophageal cancer information
- Cancer Reseach UK oesophageal cancer information
You may need to stay in hospital on one of our wards during your treatment:
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.