Pancreatic Cancer is currently underfunded receiving only 2.1% of Cancer Research Funding, yet less than 7% of those diagnosed survive beyond five years.
We are helping Pancreatic Cancer UK raise awareness of this devastating disease, support people affected and fund cutting edge research to ensure more people survive to live long and well.
November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, can you get involved to help raise money and awareness? Why not hold a Bake Sale to raise money or host a coffee morning? To find out more about fundraising ideas have a look at the PCUK website.
This is a cause close to our family, as we carry a gene that causes acute pancreatitis. After many painful bouts of pancreatitis we went on a quest to see if there is anything we could do to help reduce the impact and damage caused when the pancreas is under trauma.
We learnt that researchers at the University of Liverpool are running a trial that is investigating whether giving people with pancreatitis organic selenium (Antox®) and magnesium (Magnesiocard®) can reduce the oxidative damage to the cells walls around the pancreas.
It was about the same time that we came across an article in a Poultry magazine highlighting a product called Sel-Plex® (organic selenium), that you can add to the hens’ feed. The hens then absorb the selenium and deposit it into their eggs, which means by eating the eggs we get all the benefits of selenium in our bodies.
Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages. This can make it hard to diagnose early. As the cancer grows, it may start to cause symptoms. The symptoms and how bad they are can vary for each person.
Common symptoms include:
Other symptoms include:
The pancreas is part of the digestive system. It does two main things.
Both of these things can be affected if the pancreas isn’t working properly.
The pancreas is often described as having a head, body and tail. It is surrounded by several large and important organs and blood vessels.
You can join an event, plan your own event or get involved with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Where we’re asking you to TAKE IT ON!
We’d love you to help raise even more money and hold a bake sale for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Why not try making our Purple Show Stopper!