Understanding upper gastrointestinal cancers
Upper gastrointestinal cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the upper digestive system. The upper digestive system includes the pancreas, liver, stomach, bile ducts and oesophagus.
Each of these organs plays a vital role in digesting food and fluid, processing nutrients, absorbing energy, regulating blood sugar and filtering waste before passing through to the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Learn more about the various types of upper gastrointestinal cancers, as well as information to support you from the point of diagnosis, to treatment and beyond.