Gastro oesophageal junction cancer

The gastro oesophageal junction is in between the oesophagus and the stomach. Cancer that starts here is called gastro oesophageal junction cancer.

In the body, the gullet (oesophagus) is the tube that takes food to the stomach. The point where the oesophagus meets the stomach is called the gastro oesophageal junction.

If cancer starts in the gastro oesophageal junction, this is gastro oesophageal junction cancer.

Gastro oesophageal junction cancer is separate from oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer. It is possible though for cancer to start in the oesophagus or the stomach and for this to spread to the gastro oesophageal junction.

At The Christie, the gastrointestinal (upper and hepatobiliary) team treat types of gastrointestinal cancers.

Last updated: March 2023