Barrett's oesophagus is a medical condition where some of the cells in your oesophagus grow abnormally.
If you have Barrett's oesophagus you are slightly more likely to get oesophageal cancer. But this is not common. It is sometimes called a pre-cancerous condition.
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You cannot always prevent oesophageal cancer. But making healthy changes can lower your chances of getting it.
It's important to get any symptoms of oesophageal cancer checked by a GP.
Anyone can get oesophageal cancer, even if you do not think you have a higher chance of getting it.