GUTSY phone support

0800 707 6907 (Freephone)  For people affected by surgery for oesophageal or stomach cancer. Dialling this number puts you in immediate contact with  a fellow patient. Feel free to phone! More info

We are a support group for people diagnosed with or recovering from oesophageal and gastric cancers. We also campaign for a better awareness for the signs and symptoms of the disease

GUTSY is run by patients to provide support and information primarily for patients undergoing surgical treatment, radiotherapy or chemotherapy for these cancers. Our aim is to share our experiences with anyone visiting this site or attending our meetings

We realise people will  visit this site for a variety of reasons. Some will just want to be reassured that they are not alone in combating their disease and who just want basic advice. Others will need to understand everything there is to know about their condition and its treatment.

Inevitably this site will tread a middle path between the two.

feel fuller than you would  expect after eating?


These symptoms may be nothing to worry about but it may be worth visiting your GP  
(Gastric and oesophageal cancer awareness campaign)

Worcester NEWSClick

Gloucester NEWSClick

N Wales NEWS  Click

Healthunlocked - NHS and OPA supported oesophageal cancer discussion forum. Lots of useful advice


Visit our Facebook page

N Wales

Relaunch meeting:

Special guest speaker - Dr Caroline Usborne, Clinical lead, N Wales Cancer Services


Next meeting:

Mon 2 October

Special subject: DIET

News, views and your chance to meet up with fellow patients

Have your questions answered by the consultants and health professionals


Meetings are held at:

Fownes Hotel
City Walls Road

Next meeting September

Details to follow



Next meeting:

Wed 23 Aug 2017


Hatherley Manor Hotel

Down Hatherley Ln


 GL2 9QA

Advances in Patient management  - ERAS

By Henry Murdoch – Consultant Anaesthetist

Treatments – understanding the short & long term effects

By Steve Hornby & Shameen Jaunoo – Consultant Surgeons


Latest info

Walk for Wards - Gloucester fundraiser - Details here



See here

Have you been affected by cancer? Health and Well-being events in North Wales

Would you like to find out more about how you can help yourself to manage your condition and feel more in control of your health and wellbeing? Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with cancer services in North Wales, is launching a new series of Health and Well-Being Events, offering information and support. They are free and anyone affected by cancer will be very welcome.


North Wales Cancer Patient forum website  - Click here

Events in 2011...

The Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn. - Wednesday 26th April, Wednesday 27th September

Clwyd Theafr Cymru, Mold - Wednesday 24th May, Wednesday 25th October

Plas Menai, Caernarfon - Wednesday 21st June, Wednesday 15th November

Times: 10am - 1 pm

Click here for full information