There were 361 new cases and 268 deaths from oesophageal cancer in Victoria in 2010.
The causes of oesophageal cancer are not fully understood.
Established risk factors include smoking, alcohol and obesity.
If the information on this website raises any questions or concerns relating to your cancer, please call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20. Specialist cancer nurses staff the line Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm.