Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers. Earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment help create a higher chance of survival. But it all starts, by creating higher awareness.
Many people only hear about pancreatic cancer through personal experiences with family and friends. That is why we are working to raise pancreatic cancer awareness across Scotland, using advertising campaigns, educational leaflets and posters, and attending and hosting as many events as possible.
Everyone can help. From liking and sharing information on social media, to volunteering time to help in the office and at events. By raising awareness and sharing the key symptoms and risks, you can help change the numbers on pancreatic cancer.
Another way to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer can be to share your own experiences of the disease; letting people know how you and your loved ones were affected. Often these personal stories are what inspire others most, while also helping raise pancreatic cancer awareness.
We would love to hear from anyone who wants to share a story or get involved. Please get in touch for a chat about how you can help us change the numbers.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month takes place in November when various landmarks and buildings will be lit purple – the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe. Largely organised by individuals affected by the disease, the act of lighting up a focal point in a village, town or city is a powerful way to remember loved ones who have sadly died of the disease, as well as celebrate the lives of survivors.
The purple landmarks campaign always creates great buzz and conversation, helping raise pancreatic cancer awareness. Please check out purplelightsuk.org for more details and great hints and tips on how to take part.
As a member of Pancreatic Cancer Europe and The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, we work with many other charities and organisations to raise pancreatic cancer awareness on a global scale. A key date for this is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, the third Thursday of November, when charities and communities around the world unite to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and inspire action.
This year, on Thursday 21st November, together we will ‘Demand Better’ in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer. Our global goal is to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer’s symptoms and risks, as well as the urgent need for earlier diagnosis to improve outcomes. You can join in, Demand Better with us, and together we can make a worldwide difference.