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Oesophageal cancer organisations

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This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with cancer of the oesophagus. There is information about


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Specific oesophageal cancer organisations and sites

Oesophageal Patients’ Association
22 Vulcan House
Vulcan Road
West Midlands
B91 2JY

Tel: 0121 704 9860
Website: www.opa.org.uk
Email: enquiries@opa.org.uk

This organisation is made up of people who have had or still have oesophageal cancer. They publish useful information on this disease and offer advice and support to patients and their families

3 St Andrews Place

Tel: 020 7486 0341
Website: www.corecharity.org.uk
Email: info@corecharity.org.uk

This organisation used to be called the Digestive Disorders Foundation. They produce information and leaflets on digestive diseases and illnesses, including oesophageal cancer and Barrett's oesophagus.

The Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign
Division of Surgery & Interventional Science,
Royal Free & University College Medical School,
Rowland Hill Street,
London NW3 2PF

Tel: 020 7472 6223
Website: www.barrettscampaign.org.uk
Email: info@barrettscampaign.org.uk

The Barretts Oesophagus Campaign is an organisation set up to promote research into Barrett's oesophagus. This is a condition that can develop into cancer of the oesophagus. Their website has useful information, including leaflets you can download. They also have an online support forum.

c/o Clyde Associated Consultants
Suite 8
Melville House
70 Drymen Road
G61 2RH

Telephone: 0800 822 3370
Fax: 0141 942 2323
Email: committee@ochrecharity.co.uk
Website: www.ochre-charity.co.uk

This is a national cancer charity that has been set up to help promote awareness of oesophageal cancer. It also hopes to encourage research into the causes of oesophageal cancer and to develop information on this disease and offer advice and support to patients and their families.


General organisations

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run a helpline providing cancer information and benefits advice.

National Cancer Institute
Website: www.cancer.gov

The American National Cancer Institute has patient information on oesophageal cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive but there are few images. Remember: when you are searching American sites, they spell oesophagus without the ‘o’, so it is esophagus. As it is an American website, not all the information is relevant for a UK audience.

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Updated: 29 April 2014