About Us

The OPA Cancer Charity is an independent registered charity formed in 1985 when a few former oesophageal cancer patients met and found tremendous reassurance in sharing experiences. Since then, we have helped thousands of patients, carers and their families. The subscribers of the OPA are primarily patients who have experienced oesophageal or gastric difficulties, not forgetting the hard work of their carers of course and the support of their families, friends and our excellent Health Care Professionals. We produce many thousands of our booklets and leaflets as a valuable reference, to many organisations, patients, carers and their families.

The OPA have introduced Zoom appointments or a telephone call with a Patient Buddy, please contact us if you would like further details. Call the cancer support helpline on 0121 704 9860 or email enquiries@opa.org.uk and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

All of this is supplied FREE of charge and paid for by the OPA. We would be grateful for any donations you could make so we can continue to help those who need it – Ways to Donate – The OPA

Instructions for Zoom (PDF)