GUTSY phone support

0800 707 6907 (Freephone)  For people affected by surgery for oesophageal or stomach cancer. Dialling this number puts you in immediate contact with  a fellow patient. Feel free to phone! More info

We are a support group for people diagnosed with or recovering from oesophageal and gastric cancers. We also campaign for a better awareness for the signs and symptoms of the disease

GUTSY is run by patients to provide support and information primarily for patients undergoing surgical treatment, radiotherapy or chemotherapy for these cancers. Our aim is to share our experiences with anyone visiting this site or attending our meetings

We realise people will  visit this site for a variety of reasons. Some will just want to be reassured that they are not alone in combating their disease and who just want basic advice. Others will need to understand everything there is to know about their condition and its treatment.

Inevitably this site will tread a middle path between the two

feel fuller than you would  expect after eating?


These symptoms may be nothing to worry about but it may be worth visiting your GP  
(Gastric and oesophageal cancer awareness campaign)

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The January meeting has been postponed. Please keep a look out for details of the next meeting which will appear on this site at the end of January.

After a break, the N Wales GUTSY group is re-launching in 2016.

Details here

Healthunlocked - NHS and OPA supported oesophageal cancer discussion forum. Lots of useful advice


News, views and your chance to meet up with fellow patients

Have your questions answered by the consultants and health professionals

Visit our Facebook page


Next meeting:  

Fri Feb 12 2-4pm

Fownes Hotel
City Walls Road



Next meeting:  

Wed 18 May 2015


Hatherley Manor Hotel

Down Hatherley Ln


 GL2 9QA

Mr S. Higgs & Mr S Hornby  (Consultant Surgeons) will be doing a presentation on Treatments – the Short & Long term Effects.

Latest info

BBC Wales will be airing a 45 minute documentary - THE BORDER OF LIFE AND DEATH on Wednesday 23 March at 10:40 p.m.. It will follow the campaign in Wales of Annie Mulholland following her move to England to access a better range of cancer treatments and clinical trials.