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A forum specifically for patients only to use (e.g. newly diagnosed, recovering from surgery, having chemotherapy or patients in follow up).

A forum for advanced pancreatic cancer issues

A forum specifically for patients only to use (e.g. newly diagnosed, recovering from surgery, having chemotherapy or patients in follow up).

A forum for any other issues around pancreatic cancer

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From November 2014, I have continued to have chemo. Initially, I was being treated with FOLFIRINOX, and more recently Gemcitabine. I hadn’t thought of what would happen when I got to my 12th cycle of chemo, or what the future held. I saw my oncologist in December, and we discussed having a break after Christmas, so I could go on holiday, and then continue on the same regime. I think I had supposed everything would be OK after these 12 cycles, how wrong I was!

As a type 2 diabetic I was monitored regularly by my GP. I started to experience problems over a period of 18 months before I was diagnosed. I was convinced the combination of drugs used to treat my diabetes were reacting with my body and causing symptoms similar to that of acid reflux/gallstones. But the GP could not find anything specific at the time.

I was diagnosed in 2009 with operable pancreatic cancer. I was told that I was a priority for a Whipple’s operation. The date was set about 8 weeks from the initial diagnosis scan.

Posted by:Policy and campaigning 23 July 2015

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) has released information about how much was spent on cancer research by NCRI partner organisations in 2014. Over £7m was spent on pancreatic cancer research in 2014, in comparison to £5.2m in 2013. 

Posted by:Research 20 July 2015

Yesterday The Independent Cancer Taskforce published a new cancer strategy for England for the years 2015-2020. Entitled Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes, the strategy makes a number of recommendations designed to increase cancer survival and improve patient diagnosis, treatment and care over the next five years.

Posted by:Policy and campaigning 23 June 2015

Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer .

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@PancreaticCanUK - 11 hours ago