Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers

The upper gastrointestinal team specialise in diagnosing, treating and caring for people with cancers of the upper GI tract including oesophagus (gullet/food pipe), stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder and biliary tree.

At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we offer all suspected cancer patients an appointment within two weeks of their GP referral.

We offer a range of services by a team of specialists, including;

  • Scans – we can provide MRI scans, CT scans and PET scans. These are important as they provide information about abnormalities inside the body that are not otherwise seen

  • Endoscopy – endoscopies are carried out on our endoscopy unit

  • Oesophageal stenting

  • ERCP – a procudure carried out in our endoscopy unit

  • Surgery

All patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancer will be discussed at a multi-disciplinary team meeting. This is where a group of doctors and other health professionals involved in your care and treatment discuss and decide together the best treatment options for you.

A team of specialist staff provides support to patients diagnosed with all upper gastrointestinal cancers before, during and after treatment.