The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA) is an independent registered charity formed in 1985 when a few former oesophageal cancer patients met and found tremendous reassurance in sharing experiences. Since then, we have helped thousands of patients and carers. The members and subscribers of the OPA are primarily patients who have experienced oesophageal or gastric difficulties, not forgetting the hard work of their carers of course and the support of their families, friends and our excellent Health Care Professionals. We have prepared medically approved booklets and fact sheets on the problems, which we can talk about at first hand, understanding the fears that can be generated, the pains that can be suffered and the effects on the digestive system that can be experienced.
Please note all OPA Groups operate under the OPA Charity Number (1062461)
Other meetings for patients and carers (family or friends) are regularly held at various groups held around the UK. See our meetings page for further details