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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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Eating well with swallowing difficulties in cancer
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Eating well with swallowing difficulties in cancer

University College Cork (UCC) and Breakthrough Cancer Research have released books entitled, ‘Eating Well with swallowing difficulties in cancer,’ and “Making the Most of Every Bite” The recipes contained within the cookbooks are all easy to chew and swallow and were created specifically for cancer patients who experience difficulties when eating. We know all too...

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GoFundMe – Team OGCancerNI!
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GoFundMe – Team OGCancerNI!

We are pleased to announce that we recently launched our GoFundMe team page. You can now sign up as a team member and start raising money for us through the platform. This is a really easy method of raising funds for our vital cause. To do so, please contact us on Info@OGCancerNI.com with your email...

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Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald wins the Jane Wardle prize
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Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald wins the Jane Wardle prize

A huge congratulations are due to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald after she was recently awarded the prestigious Jane Wardle Prevention and Early Diagnosis prize, which recognises individuals who have produced world-leading research in the field of prevention and early detection of cancer. Rebecca, Professor of Cancer Prevention and Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology, is passionate about detecting...

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