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.

Last updated: February 2024

Contact us


Appointments: oncologyuppergiappointmentsguy'[email protected]

Nurse specialists: [email protected]

We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days


Appointments: 020 7188 4242

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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