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

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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Like thousands of other people, Lorraine Pinkerton had suffered from heartburn and acid reflux on a regular basis. But when her heartburn began to be more persistent than usual, Lorraine...

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