Our work aims to raise public awareness of the importance of not ignoring persistent Heartburn. Many people take heartburn remedies frequently for prolonged periods of time, some even for many years. Most are not aware that persistent heartburn (for more then three weeks) is one of the most common symptoms of oesophageal cancer and of the pre-cancerous condition Barrett's Oesophagus. Around 8000 people per year die from oesophageal cancer in the UK and sadly only about 15% of those diagnosed will survive for even 5 years, because the diagnosis is made too late. Better public awareness of the significance of the symptoms will lead to earlier diagnosis, a better prognosis for sufferers and will save lives.
Your donation will help us to spread this simple but essential message throughout the UK that anyone suffering from persistent heartburn should discuss it with their GP - it may save their life!
For more information please look at our website www.heartburncanceruk.org or call us on 01256 338668