Carer Stories

Carer Story: Vicky McLaren

I lost my dad in 2011, 5 weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was a huge shock.  He became so painfully ill so very quickly, and then he was gone.  It still seems inconceivable that no doctor saw it coming.  It took many visits to A&E before he was diagnosed, and then it was too late, nothing could be done.

In 2013 I volunteered for Pancreatic Cancer Action because they work so hard to change this all too typical story.  I am now a permanent member of the vibrant and dedicated PCA team, striving for earlier diagnosis and better chances of survival.  I don’t want any other family to go through what we did.

Vicky x