OGCancerNI is here to help you and your family if you have been affected by oesophageal or stomach cancer.
We offer a range of one-to-one and group patient support services to help you.

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.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.

We can be reached at any time on any of the methods below

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Email

Phone

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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