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
    • dietitians
    • pharmacists
    • radiographers

    We can also refer you for:

    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

    Health information

    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.

    Oesophageal cancer

    Stomach cancer


    You may need to stay in hospital on one of our wards during your treatment:

    Our consultants

    Nicholas Maisey

    Sarah Ngan

    Kasia Owczarczyk

    Asad Qureshi

    Ailsa Sita-Lumsden

    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.


    Contact us


    Appointments: oncologyuppergiappointmentsguy'[email protected]

    Nurse specialists: [email protected]

    We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days


    Appointments: 020 7188 8045 or 020 7188 3755

    Nurse specialists: 020 7188 5973

    Consultants secretary: 020 7188 4249


    Cancer Centre, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

    We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT

    We are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.


    See the gastrointestinal (GI) surgery page for contact information for our surgical team.

    Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

    Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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