The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer.


PDT uses light to kill cancer cells. You have to take a drug that makes your body cells sensitive to light. Then the doctor shines a very bright light onto the cancer cells. This activates the drug and kills the cells.

Coding recommendations

G14.7 Fibreoptic endoscopic photodynamic therapy of lesion of oesophagus

In addition a code from the ICD-10 category C15.-  Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus or C78.8 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified digestive organs would be recorded.