Your oesophagus, also known as your gullet, is part of your digestive system. It’s the swallowing tube or pipe that carries food from the throat to the stomach.
When cancer affects this organ, it can cause symptoms like those listed here.
Ireland has approximately 450 new cases of Oesophageal Cancer annually — one of the highest rates in Europe.
Two main types account for over 95% of all Oesophageal Cancer:
There are other, much rarer types of Oesophageal Cancer, that require different treatments from ACC and SCC, to be advised by your Consultant.
But all forms are becoming easier to treat, thanks to the ongoing research that we help to fund, and to the growing awareness of the importance of early detection that we help build.