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Oesophageal Patients Association
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About Oesophageal Patients Association

The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA) is an independent registered charity formed in 1985 when a few former oesophageal and gastric cancer patients met and found tremendous reassurance in sharing experiences. Since then, we have helped thousands of patients who have been affected by oesophageal or gastric difficulties, not forgetting the hard work of their carers of course and the support of their friends and families. We have prepared medically approved booklets and fact sheets all free of charge about the problems these types of cancer can generate, the pains that can be suffered and the effects on the digestive system that can be experienced. Informal meetings for patients and carers are regularly held at regional centres around the UK. Don't forget our very informative website www.opa.org.uk where you can obtain details of all meetings, useful resource and much much more. If you prefer to chat, our helpline number is 0121 704 9860 or you can drop us a line at enquiries@opa.org.uk

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