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A diagnosis of any type of cancer can be extremely traumatic, and few people come prepared for how diagnosis and treatment will make them feel. The physical and psychological challenges that may follow chemotherapy, radiotherapy and radical surgery can leave patients and their carers feeling isolated.
The Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Patient Support Group exists to offer support to patients with oesophageal or gastrointestinal cancer and their families or carers.
Meetings The Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Patient Support Group (previously known as the Upper GI Support Group) was established with the help of the upper GI nurses at QEHB to provide a...Find out more >
Get in touch The following contacts are all former patients who have undergone oesophageal surgery following diagnosis and are happy to discuss their experiences. Please do not hesitate to...Find out more >
Student Essay Competition The Patient Support Group runs a student essay competition, where medical students are invited to submit essays relating to Oesophageal & Gastric Cancer. For...Find out more >
Mr Ewen Griffiths, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at QEHB has marked oesophageal cancer awareness month this February by writing the following article on oesophageal cancer and...Find out more >