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More importantly, after the passing of Lauren’s dad very suddenly from Pancreatic Cancer, we’re hoping with more funds for research there’ll be more tests to spot the early signs of it.
The vast majority of GPs admit they would struggle to spot the early signs of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in Britain, with around 10,000 people diagnosed each year. But it is also one of the most deadly - with one in four patients dying within a month of diagnosis. Only 1 per cent survive for ten years, compared to 78 per cent for breast cancer and 98 per cent for testicular cancer. Part of the problem is that the disease causes few symptoms in the early stages, so often goes undetected until the cancer is too advanced to treat. No screening or early detection tests exist for the disease and 53 per cent are diagnosed at stage four of the cancer, when it has spread around the body.