Over the past few years 3T Services Limited has donated to worthy causes such as drug awareness campaigns at school and local hospital radio. Now we are looking to raise money to support the Barrett’s Oesophagus Campaign.
3T Services Ltd sponsored David Luckett to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the 26th September 2014, ensuring that 100% of monies raised went directly to charity. David successfully reached the summit at 10:15hrs on the 02/10/14, raising £2,500.00 in the process, which we are still hoping to build on. Thank you for everyone's support and donations so far.
Too few people, even in the medical profession, are aware of Barrett’s Oesophagus and its potential to lead to cancer of the gullet. Barrett’s Oesophagus Campaign is constantly striving to increase knowledge among healthcare professionals and among the public. The more people who know about the condition the more lives can be saved.
When Barrett’s is diagnosed early the symptoms can be treated and regular monitoring can help to prevent the condition developing into cancer.
I was diagnosed with Barrett’s five years ago …………. So what is Barrett’s Oesophagus?
The acid and bile from the stomach can cause inflammation to the cells lining the oesophagus. If this happens over many years, these cells may start to change, becoming more like the cells that line the intestine. This is then called Barrett’s Oesophagus.
Acid and bile coming from the stomach into the oesophagus may cause heartburn.
The normal oesophagus (gullet or food pipe) is lined with a pinkish-white tissue called squamous epithelium. Barrett's Oesophagus is a clear precursor of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (AC) but because it is so under-diagnosed, patients with AC have not been aware of it. Barrett's oesophagus is a condition in which the normal squamous epithelium of the oesophagus has been replaced by an abnormal red columnar epithelium.
In the US it is referred to as esophageal cancer / cancer of the esophagus.
For further information please visit the Barrett’s Oesophagus Campaign website; www.barrettscampaign.org.uk
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Please use the ‘fundraising website’ button link on the right hand side of this page, or donate by sending a text to 70070 quoting COLD72 and your donation amount (e.g. COLD72 £50 ), thanks David Luckett.