The patient journey from presentation to the general practitioner (GP), referral for investigation,
through to diagnosis and specialist referral is a multistep process.
The effective management of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer requires a
multidisciplinary approach. The investigation and management of each new patient requires
access to a multidisciplinary team consisting of surgeons, gastroenterologists, endoscopists,
oncologists, nurses, dietitians, radiologists, pathologists, and anaesthetists.