Share your story

Why should I share my story?

One of the most amazing 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. Sharing your story is a powerful way to spread the word about pancreatic cancer. Personal stories are what brings our cause and mission to life.

Hearing someone else’s story can make a huge difference to those affected by pancreatic cancer and can help raise awareness of the disease to those who have never heard of it before and even save lives. 

How can I share my story?

Penny’s story

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. 
To get involved and find out more click here.

Become a media volunteer

Become a media Volunteer

Sharing your experience with the press means we can raise awareness of the disease with lots of people who may not have heard of pancreatic cancer before and could help save lives. 

If you would like to become a PCA media volunteer click here.

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

Find out more about how to do this here.


Talk with a friend

One 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 more information 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 [email protected] 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.

Share your Story

    At Pancreatic Cancer Action we take your right to privacy very seriously. Please read our privacy statement to understand how and why we use the information you give us.  The terms of this statement may change, so please check it from time to time.