We exist to raise awareness of the dangers of persistent heartburn.  Earlier diagnosis of a more serious problem helps save lives.

Help us E.R.A.S.E cancer arising from Barrett's oesophagus

Would you like to be part of making positive change, by joining our regular giving community - E.R.A.S.E. - Simply pledge to donate to HCUK by direct debit on a monthly basis and help us E.R.A.S.E cancer arising from Barrett's oesophagus.


Author: Nikki Foulkes

Our potential impact


Of oesophageal cancer cases in the UK are preventable compared to 38% of other cancers


Die of oesophageal cancer in the UK each year


Survive 10 or more years compared to 50% for other cancers

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