Share your story

untitled-design-5One 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 tell your story to local and/or national papers and magazines or on our website to help others feel less isolated and better informed. Or you can simply speak with your friends and colleagues. 


Share your story on our website

You can add to our collection of people in the UK who are pancreatic cancer patients; living with and sometimes beyond pancreatic cancer. Their stories are their own, either written themselves or a family member or we have been given permission to link to a blog where a family member reports on the experience. 
You can see our patient stories here.

Share your story with your Local Press

You can get in touch with your local newspapers and magazines to share you story or tell them about an event you are holding. Find out more here.

To submit your story, please contact us in the first instance either via email [email protected]or call 0303 040 1770 during office hours.  We will discuss your experiences and understand how you would like to help and agree the best way to share your story.

Be part of our Media Outreach

If you would like to raise further awareness by sharing your story and would like to speak out to local or national press then we can add you to our ‘case study’ list. This means that if a media opportunity arises in your local area – for example a local paper or radio station is interested in covering pancreatic cancer – we will contact you to see if you would like to share your story. E-mail [email protected] for more information.


Talk

lucy-d-and-ali-talkingOne of the simplest and most effective ways to spread the word is to talk about pancreatic cancer with as many people as possible.  Because people know so little about the disease and are shocked by the statistics, they are likely to talk to other people about it.

If you’ve lost someone or know someone suffering from pancreatic cancer, it may be hard to talk about it with people you know.  However, asking them to support you by finding out moreinformation about pancreatic cancer, symptoms and statistics, and sharing with their networks can be a great way to start raising awareness.

If you feel confident, you could organise a talk at your local community centre or other venue.  We can supply you with a presentation to help.  Contact Natasha North for more information.

If you submit your story to us we will always contact you first before we use it and we will not give out your contact details to anyone without your express consent.