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About Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a UK charity focussed on improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, which is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer with the lowest survival rate of all common cancers. Founded by a pancreatic cancer survivor who proves that there is hope, early diagnosis is achievable and survival is possible, our focus is on ensuring that patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at a stage that gives them the best chance of survival.

1 in 8 people will have type 2 diabetes by 2045

5Jun

An image of the BMI calculator which you can click on to take you to an external link for type 2 diabetes by 2045

Concerning new research just presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna indicates that almost one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes and that almost a quarter of people worldwide will be obese by 2045. The … Continue reading

  

What is the pancreas?

16May

An icon to represent a conversation about where and what the pancreas is

Why is it easy to recall the location and purpose of some organs and more difficult for others? Perhaps it is because you can see a person breathing, or can hear someone’s heartbeat. The pancreas may work quietly in the body … Continue reading

  

Persistence saved my life, it could save yours too

20Mar

Losing weight, diarrhoea and loss of appetite are symptoms associated with a number of common health issues, and may not cause alarm for many but did for me when I suddenly started experiencing them in the summer of 2007. After … Continue reading