Welcome to the OPA Cancer Charity

The OPA has led the fight against oesophageal and gastric cancers for over 30 years. Their purpose is to support patients, families, carers and to raise awareness of these cancers and their prevention. Whatever stage you’re at the OPA is here to help you.

With up to 20% of the population experiencing regular 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? LINX surgery can really help to improve life on a daily basis. Click here to read testimonials.

Oesophageal Cancer is the Seventh most common cause of Cancer Death in the UK

Did you know? – Every 42 minutes someone in the UK will die of oesophago-gastric cancer.

Oesophago-Gastric is the 5th most prevalent Cancer in the UK



The OPA is solely funded by personal donations and Charitable Trusts and Foundations.

Patient Support Groups

Patient Support Groups

Patient support groups near you – many have now introduced Zoom online meetings.



Acid Reflux is a disease, not a bad meal choice. Find out about the symptoms.

Videos from our Patron

Our Patron Fiona Wade

Watch our patron Fiona Wade – best known from playing Priya Sharma in Emmerdale – talk about her involvement with the OPA.

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