Oesophageal cancer treatment near Sydney

A person with a suspected or confirmed oesophageal cancer should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

There are a number of recommended hospitals for oesophageal cancer surgery. Ideally, people with oesophageal cancer should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of oesophageal cancer involves a team of specialists. You should be initially referred to an upper gastrointestinal surgeon.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatment for oesophageal cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with oesophageal cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Recommended hospitals for oesophageal cancer treatment

Hospitals that have a specialist oesophageal cancer centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Find a cancer care team

All people with oesophageal cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and may include a diagnostic endoscopy.

  • Initial tests should be performed within two weeks of general practitioner (GP) presentation.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of the initial GP appointment.
  • Initial treatment should commence within two weeks of the multidisciplinary team discussion.

More information about the oesophageal cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for oesophageal cancer Quick reference guide for health professionals.
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages

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