Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month takes place during November each year. As we have chosen Pancreatic Cancer UK (‘PCUK’) as our charity of the year, we have gone purple to support this cause and raise awareness of the disease.
Pancreatic cancer is tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research. There are nearly 10,000 new cases of the disease each year in the UK and sadly, just 1% of these will survive for 10 years or more. This is the lowest 10 year survival figure of all common cancers. Despite such statistics, pancreatic cancer research has continually received less funding than other common cancers. It is partly due to this that there has been no improvement in survival rates over the last 40 years. PCUK want to change this. They fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. PCUK also provide expert, personalised support and campaign for the recognition this disease requires. Together, we are taking on pancreatic cancer.
To read more about the work PCUK does, please visit their website.