A collection of documents and information relating to GI Cancers. Some of these are written by cancer patients and give an account of their experience since being diagnosed. Other documents are written by medical specialists. All the examples below are just for ideas, they are not real.

Notes from a talk given at Bart’s Hospital by Frances Hughes on 20 March 2010. Published here by kind permission of OESOPHAGEAL PATIENTS ASSOCIATION – LONDON BRANCH

Notes from a talk given to the GICS group by pharmacist Simon Moul at Colchester General Hospital on 17th June 2010. How local pharmacies are learning to manage information on bowel and skin cancers.

Notes for employers. Information about what to expect from staff who have had an operation to remove all or part of their oesophagus (an oesophagectomy) and/ or stomach (gastrectomy).

...and worries. By Dr Claire Hallas, Consultant Health Psychologist, Harefield Hospital . Published here by kind permission of OESOPHAGEAL PATIENTS ASSOCIATION – LONDON BRANCH

Notes from a talk given  by Dr Amen Sibtain, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, St Bartholomew’s hospital. Published here by kind permission of OESOPHAGEAL PATIENTS ASSOCIATION – LONDON BRANCH

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Further Reading

From a talk given to the GICS group meeting 15th July 2010 by Jane Hendricks, Laparoscopic Nurse Practitioner, Colchester General Hospital.

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Notes from a talk given by Theresa Loedolff (Interim Nutrition & Dietetic Service Manager) & Sarah Williams (Nutrition Support lead Dietician) at a GICS meeting on the 19th August 2010.

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Notes, resources and contact details for Liz Backhouse, Cancer Counsellor who gave a very interesting talk to the GICS group.

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Notes from a Kate Patience, Macmillan Allied Health Professional Lead for the Essex Cancer Network  on the 20th January 2011. Information and resources available to patients locally and nationally.

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An ‘Information Prescription’ is a personalised selection of quality assured information that is relevant and helpful to you at the time you need it. Click on the underlined title above for more information.

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Stephanie Wakefield is a Specialist Upper GI Dietician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. These are the notes from a lecture she gave to members of the Oesophageal Patients Association.

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