We understand that these are scary and uncertain times. At this time of great concern for us all, we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.
The information below has been written by our Health and Policy Manager in collaboration with other organisations and following government advice. It is updated daily.
- Advice and information for patients about coronavirus
- Information about cancer treatment
- What is a cancer hub?
- What should I do if I have symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
- Patient information booklets
- The impact of COVID-19 on pancreatic cancer
Health and wellbeing
- How to stay well during isolation
- Further advice about the emotional impact of cancer and coronavirus
- Tips for keeping positive: Issy’s blog
- Updated shielding advice
- PCA’s response to shielding guidance changes in England and NI
- Q&A with Ross Carter, Consultant HPB surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Advocating for patients
You can also phone us (0303 0404 1770) and speak with us via social media and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The impact on Pancreatic Cancer Action
As a charity we are facing the prospect that many of the events and activities we depend on to fund our vital work are being cancelled or postponed.
Pancreatic Cancer Action rely on generous donations and amazing supporters taking part in events to help fund our early diagnosis research and awareness initiatives. These funds also help us provide free information for patients and carers at a frightening and bewildering time.
Today, 26 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 24 people die. This is the heart-breaking reality of the disease and a powerful reminder that we need to continue to take action against pancreatic cancer, fight for early diagnosis and support patients and their families.
We have many exciting initiatives planned this year, but have had to postpone some of these due to the current environment. This is disappointing; however, we are determined that we must go on to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and the quality of life for patients.
Here’s what you can do to help us: