There is a motion tabled for the House of Commons by Mike Thornton MP about oesophageal cancer Early Day Motion no 623):
That this House notes that the UK has the highest incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in the world and that incidence is rising; further notes that there are over 8,000 people diagnosed with oesophageal cancer every year in the UK; acknowledges that the survival rate for oesophageal cancer is one of the worst of any cancer, with only 15 per cent survival after five years; further notes that diagnosis for the condition Barrett's oesophagus which can lead to oesophageal cancer is low and that public awareness of the significance of persistent heartburn as a risk factor is very low; welcomes the work of the Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign, a campaign group of patient groups, clinical experts, industry and bereaved families; further welcomes the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign on oesophageal cancer; and calls for the Government and the Department of Health to regard the diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer as a national priority to save lives.
You can see the MPs who have signed it here: parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/623
If MPs are government ministers they cannot sign these, and some members do not sign any of them on principle, but please write to your own MP to draw attention to this motion and ask them to support it. The aim is to gain at least a hundred signatures, the point at which they start to become influential.
Parliament is in recess at the moment, and return on 5 January, and it is a busy time around Christmas, but please do this to support the cause if you can.