For more than three decades, OPA Cancer Charity has fought against oesophageal and gastric cancers, raising awareness about the dangers of persistent heartburn, Barrett’s oesophagus and acid reflux (GORD). We support patients, caregivers and their families. Whether you find yourself in the initial stages or further along in your journey, the OPA is committed to offering free support and guidance.
Oesophageal Cancer is the Seventh most common cause of Cancer Death in the UK
Did you know? – There are over 9,000 new cases of Oesophageal Cancer each year
59% Oesophageal Cancer cases are preventable
Gastric Cancer is the Fourteenth most common cause of Cancer Death in the UK
Did you know? – There are over 6,000 new cases of Gastric Cancer each year
54% of Gastric Cancer cases are preventable
With up to 20% of the population experiencing regular Acid Reflux symptoms. Click here for the Eligibility & symptom checker.
Suffering from Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease? Click here for the Diagnosis tool questionnaire.
Did you know? There are over 65 million people in the UK, and it is estimated that over 1 in 10 people suffer from Reflux Disease.
“Place a Pack” Campaign – What is it?
We are asking for your help to further raise the profile of our charity, the OPA Cancer Charity and to increase its outreach. The OPA works aiming to raise awareness of the following three diseases: Oesophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer and above all Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), commonly known as acid reflux, as this last disease is potentially a pre-cursor to cancer of the oesophagus or stomach itself.
Order a free information pack to place in your local Doctor’s Surgery, your Upper GI [Gastro-Intestinal] Department at your local hospital, library, or local pub/restaurant, place of work or even to share with your friends and family.
Our Patron Fiona Wade lost her father to Oesophageal Cancer
Listen to our patron Fiona Wade – Actress, best known for playing Priya Sharma in Emmerdale – talk about her involvement with the OPA.