Cancer of the Oesophagus

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has an information leaflet on Oesophageal Cancer.

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CancerHelp UK

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.

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Royal Marsden

A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information. See their Patient Information section.

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Oesophageal Patients Association

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.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan provide cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

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Cancer of the Oesophagus

Factsheet from Core - (the working name of the Digestive Disorders Foundation).

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Oesophagoose - Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Awareness Campaign

A campaign in the North of England to raise the awareness of these cancers.

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Treating Oesophageal Tumours

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Medicine Guide for Oesophageal Cancer

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.

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Cancer of the Oesophagus

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Photo-dynamic therapy for early oesophageal cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals

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Minimally invasive oesophagectomy for cancer or high-grade dysplasia of the oesophagus

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for professionals.

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Humberside Oesophageal Support Group

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.

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Oesophageal cancer

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Oesophageal cancer

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.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7338 (v12)
Last Checked:
14 October 2011

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