Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer is usually diagnosed after the Tumours are too advanced to be treated.

  • It is the 5th most common cause of cancer in the UK, causing 5% of all cancer deaths each year
  • Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers – just 3% of those diagnosed in the UK survive for 5 years
  • The survival rate for Pancreatic Cancer has not improved in the past 40 years. It is the only cancer that has not seen any improvement in this time.
  • Pancreatic Cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas
  • Pancreatic Cancer is known as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are not easily detectable at an early stage.

Common Symptoms can include:

Please note: These symptoms may not necessarily be as a result of Pancreatic Cancer, however if you have any concerns, speak to your GP as soon as possible.

We have supported PCUK over these past years in a number of ways; promoting awareness of this disease is a priority for us, by our work with this charity and otherwise.