After the recent study published showing the fall in Oesophageal and gastric cancer diagnosis, Dr Richard Turkington has spoken to Tara Mills and Declan Harvey for their radio show BBC Evening Extra. 

Tara Mills and Declan Harvey interviewed several people on their BBC Evening Extra radio show to discuss how Covid-19 has seen the fall in diagnosis of all cancers across the board.  Dr Richard Turkington spoke about the recent statistics surrounding this.  He went on to say how much this has impacted people with diseases like Barretts Oesphogus that rely on screening to pick up the condition.  

Dr Turkington reiterated the need to protect our cancer services and most importantly advised any one suffering from symptoms to contact their GP as they are still open and providing the services needed.

 Listen here to the full show, or forward to 1hr30mins to listen to Dr Turkington specifically.

Learn more about the study here

#NICanReg #OGCancerNI #CR_UK #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.

#oesophagealcancer #catchitearly

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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