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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Latest news

  • A step forward for the Cytosponge

    We are sharing a great chance to help shape a UK wide research study. The study is looking to see if a new test, called a Cytosponge, can help pick up cancer of the oesophagus (food pipe) early. Read more

  • Chrissy's remarkable running Achievements

    Our Ambassador Chrissy has been busy, not just baton bearing for the Commonwealth Games, but in the last month she has completed her 300th marathon AND a 100k race! Read more

  • PEUGIC Study

    Heartburn Cancer UK are involved in a research study. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study is looking for patients who have been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer to take part in two workshops. Read more

Latest events

  • Charity Golf Day at Worplesdon Golf Club

    Heartburn Cancer UK are delighted to be named charity of the year for Worplesdon Golf Club and to be hosting this years Charity Golf Day on 13th September 2022. Read more

  • The Scottish Half Marathon 2022

    This stunningly beautiful half marathon on the East Lothian Coast, just outside Edinburgh is perfect for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Why not take on the challenge whilst raising funds to support Heartburn Cancer UK? Read more

  • Walk The Test Way

    Choose to walk one of five distances from 5 to 25.5 miles along the beautiful Test Way in order to raise vital funds that support the life saving work of Heartburn Cancer UK. Read more