Beechlawn House Hotel – 10.30-12.30
Time: 10.30 – 12.30
Location: Beechlawn House Hotel, Dunmurry, BT17 9RR   

Speaker: Dr Alyson Williams
Speaker:Dr Richard Turkington and Claire Harrison

Alyson Williams is Team Lead Physiotherapist with the Belfast Trust. Alyson is also organising the Oesophageal Run/Walk which will take place on 9th June.

Dr Richard Turkington is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Richard will be talking to us about clinical trials for oesophageal and gastric cancer.

Soup and sandwiches will be provided.  Discounted room rates are available by contacting Beechlawn reception on 028 9060 2100 and telling them you are an OGCancerNI member.

To allow for numbers for the catering, please confirm your attendance at the meeting by telephone to Valerie on 028 9020 8602 or by email to lyricalvalerie@googlemail.com

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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