At Pancreatic Cancer Action we strongly believe that raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and the its signs and symptoms can save lives.
More than 50% of patients have never heard of pancreatic cancer before their own diagnosis and half the population can not name a single symptom of pancreatic cancer – that’s why raising awareness is so vital!
Follow these links to find out how you can get involved. It’s amazing what a huge difference just one person can make!
For all our free awareness materials, including packs and posters visit the PCA shop!
Help us raise awareness
Share your story
One of the most important things you can do to help us if you have been affected by pancreatic cancer, either as a patient or relative of a patient, is to share your story. Your story helps us to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer across the UK and can help others facing the same diagnosis.
You can share your story on our website, become a media volunteer or simply talk with friends and colleagues.
Find out more here.
Hold an awareness stand
A great way to help us raise awareness is to set up an awareness stand and distribute our information.
If you don’t fancy setting up a whole stand you can always leave some leaflets in your local shops or in the lobby of your workplace.
Click here to order free information and read how to set up a stand
Raise awareness on social media
One of the many ways you can help us raise awareness of pancreatic cancer is by Sharing, Reposting and Retweeting our social media posts to help spread the word far and wide! Sharing our information regularly online can be a hugely effective way to create awareness.
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Distribute information to GPs and pharmacists
One way we aim to achieve our goal of early diagnosis is by raising awareness amongst the medical community, more specifically: GPs and pharmacists.
As well as targeting these groups directly, we also rely on our fantastic supporters to help spread the word and let their GPs, doctors and pharmacists know about the work we do.
Find out how you can help here.
Awareness at work
The purpose of occupational health is to keep people well at work – physically and mentally. Occupational health services will help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.
Find out more about our Occupational Health and Well being pilot here.
Raising pancreatic cancer awareness can be done as an individual or group all year long, but it is especially important during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. Find out all about Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month here.