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Oesophago-gastric cancer

We are the regional centre for oesophago-gastric cancer. As well as covering Southampton, we receive referrals from across the region including

  • Isle of Wight
  • Winchester
  • Basingstoke
  • Andover
  • Salisbury
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey

How to find us

We are based at Southampton General Hospital, with our team working in a several areas of the site.

Our base ward for patients staying in hospital is usually E5 if you are having surgery, or wards D12 and C4 for oncology.

Our surgical outpatient clinics are on F level, gastrointestinal outpatients, and in Hamwic House for oncology outpatients. As well as face-to-face clinic appointments, we also offer telephone or video consultations when appropriate. We perform endoscopy in the endoscopy department, E level, in the West Wing.

You can find information on visiting the hospital and maps here.

Contact us

The upper GI cancer team can be contacted Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm on 023 8120 4859.

A telephone answering machine is available and calls will normally be returned within 24 hours during the working week unless the outward message directs otherwise.

The nurses are not available at weekends or bank holidays.

For questions about chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for unwell patients, please call the emergency line for the Macmillan acute oncology service on 023 8120 1345.

What is oesophageal cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is a cancer that starts in the food pipe. The food pipe is also called the oesophagus or gullet.

You can find out more about oesophageal cancer on the Cancer Research UK website.

What is gastric cancer?

Gastric cancer (also called stomach cancer) is when abnormal cells in the stomach start to grow and divide in an uncontrolled way.

You can find out more about gastric (or stomach) cancer on the Cancer Research UK website.