CNS Julie Hanna’s retirement

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.

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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Call the Midwife
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Call the Midwife

Who saw Call The Midwife last night? We think it’s an appropriate time to share the signs and symptoms of #oesophagealcancer! Did you know that the show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth (author of the books) who died of oesophageal cancer in 2011.

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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research
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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research

A PhD researcher at Queens University Belfast is seeking people (aged 18+) who have been affected by advanced oesophago-gastric cancer, living in Northern Ireland, to join their Patient and Carer Advisory Group. To find out more about what this means, go to tiny.cc/w1fajz

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Supporting QUB Research
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Supporting QUB Research

£10,582.00 donated towards ongoing research

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