Barrett's Wessex is a regional patient support & education charity (reg. no. 1148727)
On average one person an hour dies of oesophageal cancer in UK.

There could be three million people with the pre-cancerous condition, Barrett's Oesophagus, but only 100,000 have been identified and will be screened to minimise the risk of progression to cancer.

NB. This site is run by non medically trained personnel. Although we take advice from medical colleagues nothing on this site should be taken as a replacement for seeing your own doctor.

 Newly diagnosed with Barrett's Oesophagus? 

 Take 20 minutes to follow the JOURNEY tab to learn more about it. 

Down With Acid, the FREE book written in layman's language by a lay fellow sufferer (though fully researched and factually checked), is now available from its dedicated site reached by clicking on the Down With Acid tab above.

A new website Barrett's UK ( is a directory providing links to various sites and useful information specific to Barrett's patients.


  Support  Groups  

For those with
Barrett's Oesophagus

     Support  Groups  

     For Oesophageal cancer  
    patients click on this link 

  OPA support groups