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)

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N Wales NEWS  Click

N Wales

The re-launch of the N Wales group is taking shape.

Relaunch meeting:

Date change to be advised
Rosset Hall Hotel
Chester Road

Details here

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


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

Have your questions answered by the consultants and health professionals

Visit our Facebook page


Meetings are held at:

Fownes Hotel
City Walls Road

Next meeting details soon



Next meeting:  

Tues 7 March 20178


Hatherley Manor Hotel

Down Hatherley Ln


 GL2 9QA

With guests from Maggie’s & Charlies,  2 community cancer support charities to discuss what services they offer.


Latest info

Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies for sufferers of Barretts oesophagus. This technique has been bubbling away for sometime and is now beginning to surface - info here

See latest info on North Wales Cancer Patient forum website  - Click here