The committee and volunteers of OGCancerNI previously worked under the auspices of OPANI, however they will now take the lead role in running this new charity, having recognised the benefits in creating a separate Northern Ireland charity to maximise support locally.

OGCancerNI’s Objectives:

  1. To support patients and carers affected by Oesophago-Gastric (Oesophageal and Stomach) Cancer
  2. To communicate the early signs and symptoms of Oesophago-Gastric cancer to promote early intervention
  3. To work in partnership with healthcare providers in Northern Ireland to be a patients advocate and promote the best outcomes for sufferers.
  4. To act as the Voice of Patients and provide insight, support and care in a professional manner.

 

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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Wellbeing Meeting 2019
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Wellbeing Meeting 2019

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...

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Oesophacycle 2019
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Oesophacycle 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are back with this years Oesophacycle challenge. Professionally organised and supported this is an opportunity to experience some of the beautiful landscapes that Northern Ireland has to offer with a great fundraising purpose in mind. Date: Saturday 29nd June 2019Routes: 44 miles / 66 miles Location: Portadown, Co. AntrimEntry...

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Men’s Health & Hobbies
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Men’s Health & Hobbies

We were kindly invited to hold a stall at the Men’s Health and Hobbies Event in Crumlin Road Jail. The event was a great way to raise awareness of OGCancerNI amongst men in Northern Ireland. Here is Martina doing a great job raising awareness. A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers

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