This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about cancers of the stomach and oesophagus. Many people feel shocked and upset when told they have stomach or oesophageal cancer. We hope this booklet will help you, your family and friends understand how these cancers are diagnosed and treated. We also include information about support services.
We cannot give advice about the best treatment for you. You need to discuss this with your doctors. However, we hope this information will answer some of your questions and help you think about what to ask your treatment team.
This booklet contains separate information for stomach cancer and oesophageal cancer - just read the parts that are useful to you. Some medical terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may like to pass this booklet to your family and friends for their information.