Oesophageal Cancer is the seventh most common Cancer in the UK. 

  Early Diagnosis Saves Lives.

Paragon Mudathon - HCUK Charity

Paragon Building & Project Consultants held their third Mudathon on the 22nd September. HCUK were one of their two Charity Partners for the third year running. Again it was hugely successful, and an event enjoyed by all two hundred and fifteen participants.

Mudathon start

Rain the day before had ensured that the course was an even muddier experience.

Mudathon course

Muthathon wall

HCUK had a team of six thanks to Simon Webster (Pro Fitness) who led the warm up in his usual energetic way. One member of the team was forced to stand down at the half way point having injured her shoulder, fortunately strained muscles rather than anything more horrendous.

mudathon course

Mudathon finish

The remaining five enthusiastically returned unharmed though very muddy. Paragon then ensured that all the participants and supporters were exceptionally well fed and watered. Paragon have raised in the region of £4,000 for HCUK for which we are extremely grateful.

Mudathon Finishline

Heartburn Cancer UK is delighted to have been invited to be Charity Partners of Paragon Building and Project Consultants for the third year running for their Mudathon event, which is being held on September 22rd.

Mudathon Logo

Paragon Logo

See the link for an idea of what the teams will have to endure. The teams will be helped during the lead up to the event by Simon Webster, our fitness Guru, who will be posting weekly exercises to get everyones fitness levels up to speed.

HCUK Fundraising Toolkit Booklet

If you wish to help HCUK raise awarness please download our Fund raising toolkit booklet

Why Heartburn Cancer UK Exists

As a recognised and trusted authority in the field of Cancer of the Oesophagus, we know that with your help we can make significant inroads in the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of this disease by focussing on 5 key areas of action:  


Education leads to a lasting change. We are working hard to influence public and social policy, to lobby politicians, to campaign for change, to promote greater collaboration amongst the medical profession, the public and the government. We are already in the process of developing a network of effective partnerships with businesses, the pharmaceutical industry, medical professionals and other like-minded groups. We intend to effect change and influence how this disease is perceived, detected, diagnosed and treated.


Our aim is to significantly reduce incurable oesophageal cancer in the UK.

Our renowned medical professionals, all experts in the field of oesophageal cancer, will continue to play a key role in research and trials designed to reduce the incidence of this appalling disease.


Early detection rates are vital to ensure a positive outcome. We are creating a communication network to facilitate greater awareness of the importance of diagnosing the disease early, identifying the symptoms associated with the disease and seeking medical help quickly. Oesophageal cancer affects everyone regardless of their race, gender or age.


We will ensure consistent support is available to everyone affected by Barrett’s Oesophagus, regardless of who they are and where they live. Information and advice is available to all those affected by the disease and to the people who support them, on our website or by telephone.

We need your help to bring this to the attention of your employees, friends & family or indeed anyone who might suffer from persistent heartburn!

You can make a difference. Perhaps you know someone who has suffered from persistent heartburn, Barrett’s Oesophagus or Oesophageal Cancer. Perhaps you run an organisation and would like to help. Why not make it your company’s corporate responsibility?


We are not content with standing still; we are determined to develop and grow a sustainable UK charity which continually re-invests to maximise the impact of its resources.

Working with UK businesses and voluntary organisations' our outward facing collaborative approach will ensure we are the first place to come to for reliable, up to date information about Heartburn, Barrett’s and Oesophageal Cancer.

HCUK - Information Centre

All you need to know about Heartburn, Barrett's Oesophagus, Oesopageal Cancer. If you need support we can offer advice. Please contact us on the "Ask our Doctor a Question" form, or you can join one of our Local Support Groups. You can also buy Heartburn Cancer UK Clothing and other HCUK Merchandise to help Raise Awarness and of course we would very much welcome a Donation to allow the charity to carry on offering free advise, Raising Awareness, Changing the Future and Saving Lives.

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