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Upper gastrointestinal cancer

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Gareth J Sadler MBChB BMedSci MRCP(UK), Gehanjali Amarasinghe BM MRCP(UK), Penny J Neild MD FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 4, p.9 (123Doc Education, London, May 2009)


Oesophageal and gastric cancer are among the leading causes of cancer death in the United Kingdom (UK). This article provides an insight into the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of these conditions. It focuses specifically on the most common histological types of upper gastrointestinal malignancies, those of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and oesophageal adenocarcinoma and gastric adenocarcinoma.

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Gareth J Sadler MBChB BMedSci MRCP(UK)

Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology
St George's Hospital

Gehanjali Amarasinghe BM MRCP(UK)

Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology
St George's Hospital

Penny J Neild MD FRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist
St George's Hospital


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