Awareness or knowledge is power as we know. Those that know me well recognise my reasons to frequently discuss oesophageal cancer and help the OPA with awareness.
Oesophageal cancer is one of the most misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cancers and symptoms often go untreated with patients opting for indigestion remedies. Please No No No!
Indeed those in the know have been actively trying to get the packaging on such remedies to record ‘if symptoms persist please consult a doctor’.
This week a great man who certainly wasted no time in discussing his own cancer and helping with awareness has died. Steve Hewlett the Radio 4 Presenter shared his own journey in many interviews and articles throughout his illness. Our thoughts of course are with his family and close friends.
Having survived severe problems myself I truly know the importance of seeing the right specialists asap don’t ignore health issues.