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Tyrone Cancer Survivor Reveals How Awareness And Early Diagnosis Can Save A Life

For Fintona based Kevin Campbell, it was his mother’s previous diagnosis and unfortunate passing that helped to save his life. With an overarching awareness of the early signs and symptoms of oesophageal cancer, Tyrone man Kevin was quick to seek advice from his GP after finding a restriction when swallowing food one routine lunchtime. “My mother...

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...

Contribution Of OG Cancer Team Invaluable In Patient Journey

As the incidence of oesophageal-gastric cancers continues to rise, the contribution of the healthcare professionals, who take charge of patients’ care has never been more vital. Louise Collins is one of three oesophageal-gastric (OG) Clinical Nurse Specialists based at the City Hospital in Belfast. Louise and her colleagues, Karen Graham and Maureen Toner, look after...

How a Fight With Cancer Turned Helen Into a Campaigner For Those With Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer

In Northern Ireland there are more than 400 people diagnosed with oesophageal or gastric cancers every year, and as charity OG Cancer NI undertakes its annual awareness campaign to make sure people are aware of the symptoms Chair, Helen Setterfield has a personal reason behind her involvement. The above figure was pre-Covid, and due to...