Oesophageal & Gastric Cancer Charity

Welcome to the Oesophageal Patients Association Cancer Charity 

Helping patients, carers, and their families to cope with oesophageal & gastric cancer.

Thank you for taking an interest in the Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA).  It is only with your backing the OPA can continue to do its valuable work.

The OPA is a cancer charity providing good quality information for patients, carers and their families affected by oesophageal or gastric cancers. At whatever stage of your illness - recently diagnosed or some years on, facing treatment by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or palliative care – the OPA can help! They will fully understand your worries and fears and can give the support you need in order to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Oesophageal & gastric cancers are amongst the fastest rising most unpleasant cancers. The OPA has led the fight against these devastating cancers for over thirty years and is not only supporting the patient, carer & their family but continue working to promote public awareness of these lesser known but rapidly increasing cancers. This will mean that many more lives can be saved through earlier diagnosis and better treatment. 

Oesophageal Cancer is the Seventh most common cause of Cancer Death in the UK

Did you know? - Every 42 minutes someone in the UK will die of oesophago-gastric cancer.

Oesophago-Gastric Cancer is the 5th most prevalent Cancer in the UK

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