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

Early diagnosis - Saving lives

We are fundraising to establish a longer term early diagnostic service using the Cytosponge, bringing the opportunity for early diagnosis to the communities that need it most, improving outcomes and saving lives.


Author: Nikki Foulkes

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £0.00


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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  • The HCUK Virtual Santa Dash

    Grab some family, friends, children and even the dog and run, walk, cycle or scoot 5k. Wear a Santa hat if you like (or a full costume if it takes your fancy) and support our work in raising awareness of the early signs of oesophageal cancer. Read more

  • Bath Half

    Bath Half is one of the iconic 13.1 mile road races in the UK. The 2022 event is closed to general entries but by opting to fundraise for Heartburn Cancer UK you can secure your place and know that you are making a difference to those living with Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer and that lives WILL be saved because of the miles you run. Read more

  • Cardiff Half Marathon

    The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom. The flat, fast course makes this event equally as great for a first half marathon or for an experienced runner looking for a PB. What a great opportunity to raise vital funds for HCUK as part of a thrilling day out. Read more