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World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is about the world and communities coming together to shine a light on pancreatic cancer and its symptoms. 

This year, the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition’s message encourages our communities to get to know your pancreas, for you and your loved ones. It’s about time you learned the risks and symptoms of pancreatic cancer — there is no early detection test, so pay attention to your body.  

It has the highest mortality rate out of all cancers, with only 7% surviving after 5 years, so it is important to make sure you know your Pancreas and get help if you think something is wrong. 

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer 

Pain in the tummy or back  

Unexplained weight loss or appetite 


Changes to bowel habits 


Recently diagnosed diabetes 

Problems digesting food such as feeling full quickly when you eat, bloating, burping or wind 

Feeling or being sick 

Blood clots 

Feeling very tired (fatigue) 

You may get some or all these symptoms, and these symptoms may not mean you have pancreatic cancer as they can coincide with other illnesses. If you experience any of these, go and seek medical attention.  

Palliative care and supportive care are available at any point during treatment or care for pancreatic cancer. They aim to help people who have pancreatic cancer that can’t be cured, to live as comfortably as possible for as long as possible. 

Our care planning software is designed to help give your clients the best person-centred care possible. So, if any of your service users are in palliative care for pancreatic cancer or any other illness, you can make sure they are receiving the best care suited for them that meets all their medical and personal needs. 

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