Tag - Health

Derry Cancer Survivor Noeleen McMorris Reveals Importance of Awareness

When Derry-native Noeleen McMorris found herself with a regular influx of hiccups, indigestion and a change in swallowing habits, she knew something was wrong. Believing it was a side effect of medication, a routine GP appointment and a NICE guidelines scope referral was only the beginning. September 2016 saw Noeleen diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. Quickly becoming...

Banbridge Survivor of Oesophageal Cancer Adrian Hale Says “Raising Awareness Can Save Lives”

Adrian Hale from Banbridge was 51 and had just completed a job for the Scout Association in Crawfordsburn when he found himself having some discomfort while eating. Taking advice from a friend, he went to the doctor which is how his long cancer journey began.  Adrian was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in September 2018 and...

Mobile Unit To Raise Awareness Of Oesophageal And Stomach Cancer

Charity will travel across NI to urge patients and professionals to catch it early OG Cancer has launched their new mobile unit to raise awareness of oesophageal and stomach cancer at an event at Stormont that will see their branded vehicle on the first of its many journeys across Northern Ireland. Funding for the vehicle was...

OG Cancer NI Welcomes Minister’s Cancer Plan

Charity warns that patients need referrals dealt with without further delays OG Cancer NI, the charity that supports those with oesophageal and gastric cancers has today welcomed Health Minister, Robin Swann’s, three-year Cancer Recovery Plan to rebuild Northern Ireland’s cancer services. Chair of OG Cancer NI, Helen Setterfield, said the plan, together with £30m to tackle...