Upper gastrointestinal cancer treatment near Delegate

Upper gastrointestinal cancer can include cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, bile duct, gall bladder or small intestine.

A person with a suspected or confirmed upper gastrointestinal 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)
  • be referred to a specialist who works at one of the recommended specialist hospitals for the treatment of the relevant upper gastrointestinal  cancer.

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

Who to see

Please note the nearest cancer specialist for upper gastrointestinal cancer may be over 100 kms from Delegate NSW. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

The diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal cancer involves a team of specialists. The usual specialist for initial referral is a surgeon.

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

Where to have treatment

Please note the nearest cancer services for upper gastrointestinal cancer may be over 100 kms from Delegate NSW. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

Treatment for upper gastrointestinal cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Many people with upper gastrointestinal cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Surgery for upper gastrointestinal cancer

Hospitals for upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Delegate NSW. 

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Delegate NSW.

Find a cancer care team

All people with upper gastrointestinal 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

Cancer care pathways fact sheets have been developed by the Cancer Council to help identify recommended care at each stage of the pathway.

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

  • Optimal Care Pathway for hepatocellular carcinoma Quick reference guide for health professionals.
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages

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

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

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

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

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

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