How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
If you have signs and symptoms that might indicate esophageal cancer, a gastroscopy will generally be the first method of investigation. A biopsy of any suspicious area of the esophagus can also be taken. The tissue from the biopsy can then be examined by a pathologist to see if there are any features of a cancer. If a cancer is confirmed, a variety of further investigations may be performed to assess the extent of the cancer, including imaging.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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