These stories are shared to honor those battling oesophago-gastric cancer, celebrate survivors and remember those we have lost. We hope that they reflect the diversity of people affected by Oesophago-Gastric cancers.

I was thrown in at the deep end of emotions not knowing what was going to come next.

Stewart Dickson

Early detection really does save lives, I am proof of that

Frances Hill

When I was diagnosed, we were all numb

Helen Setterfield

It was so distressing and a very anxious time for me

Tom Hague

My persistence led to me being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

Lorraine Pinkerton

Hope After Cancer

Christine

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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Please note changes to our upcoming Wellbeing Meeting. 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. We...

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