Walk The Test another Way to raise funds for Heartburn Cancer UK & help us raise awareness and save lives
Heartburn Cancer UK (Charity Number 1136413) is a small charity working to raise public awareness of the importance of seeking medical advice for persistent heartburn, rather than taking over the counter remedies.
Oesophageal cancer is the seventh biggest cancer killer in the UK, however it is rarely discussed. The prognosis for those diagnosed is extremely poor, with only 15% living to 5 years - the worst survival rate for oesophageal cancer in the world. This is mainly because the early symptoms are few and their significance is not recognised, meaning that diagnosis comes too late.
Together we can change this.
Most people don’t know that persistent heartburn (for more than three weeks) is a common symptom of oesophageal cancer and of a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett’s Oesophagus. With your help we can raise awareness and change the future.