The Campaign

It is estimated that by 2026, pancreatic cancer will become one of the UK’s top 4 cancer killers and by 2025, deaths from pancreatic cancer are predicted to be 25% higher than breast cancer in the EU. The importance of learning about pancreatic cancer is more vital than ever.

A recent survey that we have commissioned shows that, although almost 10,000 people are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK, over 95% of the UK know little to nothing about pancreatic cancer. 

Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer is key to improving the survival rate because if diagnosed early, chances of survival improve significantly.

About the talk:

By creating an informal setting and encouraging questions, the talks are always interactive and engaging. The talk will be given by our CEO and founder, Ali Stunt, who is a rare survivor of pancreatic cancer and can speak from personal experience. We can use interactive ‘clickers’ so the audience can take part in answering questions and see their answers on the slides in real time. 

The talk is usually around 1 hour, however, we can adjust the time to your specifications. There is no limit to how many people can come to the talk, the more the merrier! However, there are circumstances where we require a minimum number of attendees (this is usually based on location) of the talk as we are small charity based in Hampshire.  

Topics covered:

  • What pancreatic cancer is and what the pancreas does. 
  • The signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. 
  • The importance of talking about pancreatic cancer. 
  • How to help someone you know going through a cancer diagnosis. 
  • The problems surrounding pancreatic cancer in the UK. 
  • How you can support Pancreatic Cancer Action. 

Is there a fee? 

All we ask is that our travel expenses are paid and any donation at your discretion would be very gratefully received.

Can’t book a talk but still want to help raise awareness? 

Holding an information stand can be an effective way to increase awareness of the disease. We can provide you with all the materials you will need including: public health information, posters, banners, balloons, leaflets and collection tins. On the form, simply select the ‘Hold an awareness stand option’.

Book an Awareness Talk

 

Why Awareness is needed

There is a chronic lack of awareness of pancreatic cancer among the public and healthcare professionals:

  • According to a public awareness survey carried out by Research Now in February 2017, which was commissioned by us, just 6% of the UK public say they know a lot about pancreatic cancer and its symptoms.

  • A mere 3% of GPs admitted to feeling confident and informed about pancreatic cancer and its symptoms. This was according to a survey of 400 GPs carried out by Research Now in October 2015.

BBC South Today report on GP Survey

Get In Touch

If you would like to get in touch with Pancreatic Cancer Action, please email:  or call 0303 040 1770