OGCancerNI was set up in 2018 after the committee and volunteers, who previously worked under the auspices of OPANI recognised the benefit in creating a separate Northern Ireland charity to maximise support locally.

The charity formed specifically to benefit patients and families affected by Oesophago-gastric cancer.

We have three main objectives;

Support

To support patients and carers affected by Oesophago-Gastric (Oesophageal and Stomach) Cancer

Communication

To communicate the early signs and symptoms of Oesophago-Gastric cancer to promote early intervention.

Advocate

To work in partnership with healthcare providers to be patient advocates and promote best outcomes.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

OGCancerNI is a new charity, formed specifically to benefit patients and families affected by oesophago-gastric cancer in Northern Ireland.

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What We Do

What We Do

As a support-based charity, our primary aim is to provide support to our members. Read more about the services we offer our members.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

There are plenty of ways you can help us in the fight against Oesophago-Gastric Cancer.
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What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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Virtual Wellbeing Meeting – 3/10/2020

Once again we would like to thank those who joined us for our virtual well-being meeting. For those who were not able to attend, please find below copies of the presentations from two of our keynote speakers: Margaret McManus – Information Services Manager at Belfast Health & Social Care Trust talking about services offered by...

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OGCancerNI present cheque for £10000 to NI Cancer Registry
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OGCancerNI present cheque for £10000 to NI Cancer Registry

We were delighted to present £10,000 to NI Cancer Registry at Queen’s University Belfast. This funding will enable the Registry team to carry out an audit, measuring the care of #oesophagealcancer and #gastriccancer patients and providing evidence to help improve services and overall survival.Read the full story here: http://go.qub.ac.uk/OGCNI-NICR

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Our next gathering was due to take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at Lowe Memorial Hall in Finaghy, Belfast. Unfortunately, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic mean that it is not yet advisable to gather in large numbers, particularly if persons are unwell or vulnerable. Instead, our meeting will go ahead on Saturday 3rd...

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It is regrettable that at present due to COVID-19 we have only limited access to the office. Unfortunately this means that our correspondence is not being dealt with as normal. We apologise if you have sent correspondence to us recently and have not yet received a response. We will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.  Should you need to get in touch with us please phone or text 07568157450 or email: info@ogcancerni.com.

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