Take on the toughest cancer this November
Early diagnosis can save lives from pancreatic cancer.
Your support this November could help us to get closer to a breakthrough in early diagnosis and put a much needed spotlight on the disease.
By sharing the symptoms, you’ll be raising critical awareness so that more people can get diagnosed earlier and survive.
Together, we’ll Take It On
Fundraise this November
Late diagnosis is one of the biggest issues in pancreatic cancer. It is hard for doctors to spot, and there's no simple diagnostic test. More than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months.
That's why we’re investing in vital research projects to change this. And with your help, we can fund even more.
If you and the rest of the Take It On team collectively raise £300,000, it will enable us to fund even more innovative research projects, just like the project Dr Pilar Acedo is working on with a team of experts at University College London. They are researching an accessible decision-making tool to transform how we detect pancreatic cancer.
Put a spotlight on pancreatic cancer
In the UK we're supporting World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) on 18th November, and you can join us too.
Survival has improved for most cancers, but not for pancreatic cancer. It's critical that more people are diagnosed earlier.
That's why every year, on WPCD, homes and prominent landmarks across the globe light up purple to remember loved ones who have sadly died of pancreatic cancer and to acknowledge those living with or beyond the disease.
More awareness will lead to more people surviving. Together, we can put a spotlight on pancreatic cancer to ensure the disease gets the attention it deserves.
Raise awareness of the symptoms
Knowing the symptoms of pancreatic cancer could help get an earlier diagnosis for you or someone close to you.
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are vague and hard to spot. They might come and go to begin with, and some people might not have all of them. The symptoms can also be caused by more common things.
It’s more important than ever we get the message out there to anyone with symptoms to not delay; to not be concerned that their GP or the NHS are too busy, or that it is unsafe.
Pancreatic cancer won’t wait for the coronavirus pandemic to be over, and so we mustn't stop raising awareness of this disease.