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Wellbeing Meetings

Our Wellbeing Meetings are held twice a year.  Whatever stage of your illness – recently diagnosed or some years on, facing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or palliative care – we can help. We completely understand your worries and fears and can give support you need in order to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Group Support

Group Support meetings are held across Northern Ireland throughout the year. The aim is to help new patients, families and carers to cope with difficulties arising as a result of treatment, giving support and encouraging patients to achieve a good quality of life.
Our support groups are made up of a mixture of current and former patients, their carers and close family members and friends. Our group members (both male and female) come from a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, and all have very different stories to tell. We all have one thing in common however, and that is we all aim to help and support each other.

One to One

We also offer patients the opportunity to speak directly to a former patient and gain reassurance that life can again be very good. From personal experience, we know that life after diagnosis can be challenging.
Most patients find it helpful and encouraging to talk to someone who has experienced similar symptoms and has undergone the same course(s) of treatment. Our volunteers are on hand and willing to offer you support, encouragement and reassurance.
Whilst we do not offer counselling or medical advice, we can offer general guidance and suggestions based on our own experiences. From questions to ask your GP, to tips on what to eat… plus a lot more.

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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Call the Midwife
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Call the Midwife

Who saw Call The Midwife last night? We think it’s an appropriate time to share the signs and symptoms of #oesophagealcancer! Did you know that the show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth (author of the books) who died of oesophageal cancer in 2011.

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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research
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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research

A PhD researcher at Queens University Belfast is seeking people (aged 18+) who have been affected by advanced oesophago-gastric cancer, living in Northern Ireland, to join their Patient and Carer Advisory Group. To find out more about what this means, go to tiny.cc/w1fajz

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Supporting QUB Research
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Supporting QUB Research

£10,582.00 donated towards ongoing research

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