Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic cancer is the most fatal cancer in the UK. Over 7,600 people are diagnosed each year, with only 20% surviving the first year and only 3% surviving longer than 5 years. It is the 5th biggest cancer killer and the 11th most common cancer in the UK.
While more common in older people - 80% of patients are over 60 - it does affect people of all ages. The symptoms are vague and unspecific, which leads to late diagnosis. Patients are often too ill for treatments and only 10% are eligible for surgery.
The death rate has changed little in 40 years, but now is the time to change that.
Pancreatic Cancer UK is a national charity striving for a good, long life for those diagnosed with this disease. Through research, a support service and campaigning they aim to improve the statistics around this often forgotten and little known cancer. Donations help them fund research into earlier diagnosis and improved treatment options.
Donations also help them provide a support service to patients and their family members affected by pancreatic cancer. It is only with the generosity of donors that they are able to carry out this work.
To find out more about the work of Pancreatic Cancer UK, please visit their website at: http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/