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Oesophageal cancer

Causes of oesophageal cancer

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Anyone can get oesophageal cancer, but it often affects men, people over 75, or those with medical conditions like gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Oesophageal cancer cannot always be prevented. But healthy lifestyle changes like not smoking and losing weight can lower your chances of getting it.

Page last reviewed: 29/06/2023
Next review due: 29/06/2026