OGCancerNI are delighted to be able to help and support our good friend Dr Richard Turkington with his ongoing research into various aspects of this disease.

This week our Chairperson Helen Setterfield was able to present him and his team with a cheque for £10,582.00 for the purchase of a specialist freezer and cell counter. We hope this purchase helps a little towards the amazing research he is doing.

To follow the work of Dr Richard Turkington click here https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/richard-turkington

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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