Denise Robertson passes away

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Denise RobertsonWe are deeply saddened to learn that ITV’s This Morning’s agony aunt has passed away this morning after a short and brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Denise has been regular feature on the ITV show since its first broadcast in 1988, and over the last 25 years has not only appeared on the live show offering advice but replied to thousands of viewers letters.

Our CEO Ali Stunt has released this statement – 

“All of us here at Pancreatic Cancer Action are very sorry to hear of the passing of Denise Robertson from pancreatic cancer. Denise was such a feature in people’s lives offering advice and comforting many who needed help through her TV work as an agony aunt and she will be missed by the nation.

Sadly, Denise’s diagnosis was, like many with pancreatic cancer, too late for treatment options to be effective. Late diagnosis is why survival rates have not improved in nearly five decades and why we need to increase the funding and attention this disease needs in order to effect change and before we lose any more of our ‘national treasures’ to pancreatic cancer.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family and friends at this time.”