Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Cancer

 

While the month of November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the 18th November is World Pancreatic Cancer Day where people accross the globe come together to raise awareness about the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection.

It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer die within three months.

Pancreatic Cancer is the 5th biggest Cancer killer in the UK and has the lowest survival of all common Cancers. Early diagnosis is crucial to improve survival outcomes for people with Pancreatic Cancer, however most people with Pancreatic Cancer are diagnosed at a late stage.

Surgery is the only treatment with curative intent for Pancreatic Cancer although, 3 in 5 people are diagnosed at a late stage where potentially curative surgery is not possible.

Please see below link which describes the symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer in one minute

https://youtu.be/m_qVP2oau0c

 

For more information on Pancreatic Cancer please visit https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/

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Cancer Helplines & Web Chats

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Prostate Cancer UK - Forum
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