UK sources of information and / or support
Has an information leaflet on Oesophageal Cancer.
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. It is brought to you by Cancer Research UK. They believe that information about cancer should be freely available to all and written in a way that people can easily understand.
A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information. See their Patient Information section.
Their objectives are to help new patients and their families to cope with any difficulties arising as a result of treatment, giving support and encouraging them to make a good recovery.
Macmillan provide cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Factsheet from Core - (the working name of the Digestive Disorders Foundation).
A campaign in the North of England to raise the awareness of these cancers.
Information from the North London Cancer Network.
Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.
A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.
A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals
A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for professionals.
Support and information for people with oesophageal problems, mainly cancer but also Barrett's Oesophagus and related problems. Contains links to various other relevant sites.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
See also the Patient UK cancer page for many other links.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.