There is an exciting campaign happening across the waters to persuade the Government to aim to double the 5-year survival rate of the less survivable cancers in the next ten years.

The campaign is using the hashtag  #28BY29 meaning, which is about raising the 5-year survival rate for these cancers from 14%  to 28% by the year 2029.

We wish the campaign all our luck!

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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