Please note changes to our upcoming Wellbeing Meeting.
Our next gathering was due to take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at Lowe Memorial Hall in Finaghy, Belfast.
Unfortunately, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic mean that it is not yet advisable to gather in large numbers, particularly if persons are unwell or vulnerable.
We are determined, however, that the work of OGCancerNI will carry on regardless and we would still like to see you this October – virtually instead of in person.
Our meeting will go ahead on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
We do need your correct, up-to-date email address to invite you to the meeting. Please can you send your email address to under the email title Zoom Wellbeing Meeting 2020 and we will add you to the list.
You can join Zoom meetings from a laptop, tablet or web-enabled mobile phone and it is easy and free to use.
The Zoom meeting will offer you an opportunity to see everyone, to hear progress updates from OGCancerNI and clinicians, and listen to short talks from friends and colleagues including:
• Karen Kelly, Assistant Service Manager for Cancer Health & Wellbeing
• Clare Murphy from the Move More programme
• Michelle Casement from ‘Make the Call’ benefit advice service
We realise not all our members will be able to join by Zoom, so we will be posting out another newsletter to make sure you are kept up to date, as well as recording the meeting for upload to Facebook.

If there are any questions you would like to ask at the meeting, please forward them to in advance so that we can add them to the Zoom meeting.

We will arrange a face-to-face meeting once the situation eases and we feel that it is absolutely safe to organize these events.

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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