Oesophageal cancer is being diagnosed every day of every month of every year, every hour one person will die from this dreadful disease. Please help us to raise awareness.

The aim of the OPA awareness campaign is to educate the public, pharmacists, and GPs about the early signs for oesophageal cancer: heartburn, indigestion and food getting stuck; we know that only 30% of patients get curative treatment. Hence 70% of them are incurable. If you would like a pack of literature to help with the awareness campaign, please go to the OPA Shop where you can order your free pack.

Raising funds for the OPA Awareness campaign - Phil Coverdale TrekFest 'The Peaks'

Phil Coverdale raised funds for the OPA via MyDonate with a trek across the Peak District to help raise awareness of the OPA and the Ref Lux campaign. The trek tested Phil to his limits.

Find out more about Phil's inspiring story and the challenge.

Football match leaves a sweet taste in the mouth

Swizzels - blowing the whistle on Cancer

Ed Cheong and Sammy Morgan attended a local football match in Norwich. Swizzel whistles were given out both as a sweet treat and to spread the message of the OPA Ref-Lux campaign - the whistles were branded with the message to 'Blow the whistle on cancers of the oesophagus & stomach'. Ed was invited to speak to the spectators and the Swizzel whistles were blown just prior to kickoff to help promote the campaign.

Read the full story in our news section.

Awareness Day

If you are interested in attending or organising an 'Awareness Day' please contact us for more information enquiries@opa.org.uk

If you would like to order our Tri-fold Awareness leaflet please go to the OPA Shop to place your order.

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