As many of you will know, our clinical nurse specialist, Julie Hanna, retired at the end of the summer. Julie has been a tireless advocate for patient-centred care and will be truly missed by the committee and volunteers of OGCancerNI.

Julie touched so many of our lives. She was a founding member of our patient support group, a reassuring presence at all our conferences and a true friend to all of us. We will miss her dearly, but we hope she may peek in on us from time to time.

Enjoy your retirement, Julie. You have earned it.

Early Diagnosis is Key #CatchItEarly

Oesophageal cancer like many other cancers does not discriminate between age or sex and knowing and recognising the signs and symptoms are crucial to early diagnosis.  If you suffer from any of the following symptoms for longer than 3 weeks you should consult your doctor.

  • Persistent Indigestion
  • Difficulty swallowing or food sticking
  • Heartburn acid reflux
  • Hiccupping that wont go away
  • Unexplained weight loss.

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