Upper Gastrointestinal

Having completed your treatment for cancer the aim is to assist you in returning to your normal state of health and wellbeing. With this website we hope to offer you some hints and tips to help you on your way at a sensible pace and recover from some of the challenges that your treatment may have thrown your way.

Undergoing any treatment can take things out of you both mentally and physically. You have worked really hard to get to this point and have been on a roller coaster of a journey. Now that the roller coaster has ended and you are on more solid ground, we want to help you find your feet and gain more confidence in moving forward. Please use the website to signpost you towards achieving this goal.

There are some really helpful websites that we use regularly as professionals to obtain useful, informative information and advice. We would like to share some of those with you.

1. Oesophageal Patients Association

www.opa.org.uk

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Please contact us at (Exeter):

The Force Centre,  Corner House, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

Tel: 01392 406151

Email: brian.marionk2@tiscali.co.uk

 2. GOSH (Gastro-oesophageal support and help)

Gastro/Oesophageal Support & Help Group (Bristol).

The Park Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4AR

0117 983 9906

jackie.ann2002@gmail.com

 3. Macmillan cancer support

www.macmillan.org.uk

Freephone cancerline: 0808 808 2020 (9am – 9pm, Mon-Fri).  For support and information about cancer, including financial advice.

 4. Cancer Research UK                         

 http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

 5. Expert Patients Programme

www.expertpatients.co.uk

Freephone: 0800 9885550. Offer self-management courses to help people to take control of your health and manage your condition.

 6. Penny Brohn Cancer Centre

www.pennybrohncancercare.org

Helpline: 0845123 23 10 (9.30am-5pm, Mon-Fri).  Complementary care for people with cancer and their families.

 7. Carers UK

www.carersuk.org

Carersline: 0808 808 7777 (10-12am & 2pm-4pm, Wed & Thurs).  Information and advice for carers including signposting to support groups.

 8. Pancreatic Cancer UK

 http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/

 9. Afterwards – Recovering from the impact of cancer

A booklet written by staff and patients of the RUH to describe many thoughts and feelings that may visit you as you recover. This can be requested from the Cancer information and support centre at the Beacon Centre

 10. NET Patient Foundation (Neuro endocrine tumour)

http://www.netpatientfoundation.org/