Advanced oesophageal cancer means that a cancer that began in the food pipe (oesophagus) has spread to another part of the body.
You might have a number of tests to help diagnose oesophageal cancer and to find out the stage. This includes a test to look inside your oesophagus (gastroscopy).
You might have surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy or a combination of these treatments. This depends on a number of factors including the stage and type of your oesophageal cancer.
Coping with cancer can be difficult. Help and support are available. There are things you can do and people who can help you cope with a diagnosis of oesophageal cancer.