Welcome to the OPA Cancer Charity

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.

Click here and head over to our shop where you can select the best range of information that you can use to assist in promoting our campaign

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.

Message from our Patron

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