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“The bravery she showed was so humbling”

28 February 2023

Sarah's mum was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June 2022. Then, in September the same year, after experiencing pain, bloating and indigestion, doctors discovered a mass in her abdomen. Eventually, tests revealed she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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Hilary’s gift of hope

23 August 2022

Like so many others, Hilary knows all too well how devastating pancreatic cancer can be. She lost her husband, George, in July 2019. George started to feel unwell during an around the world cruise to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Despite seeing a consultant during the voyage, pancreatic cancer wasn’t diagnosed until it was too late. Sadly, George died just seven weeks later.

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“The support for each other really shone through”

29 March 2022

Last month, our amazing Jog 28 miles in February participants braved the dreary weather to cover 28 miles over 28 days, raising an incredible £300k!  Each and every participant was kept going by their own unique and inspiring stories, including Amy, who took part in support of her mum, Angela, sadly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020. 

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How PERT tablets helped me battle pancreatic cancer, one bite at a time

9 July 2021

Although the importance of PERT (Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy) was explained to James when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was only through his experience of living with the disease that he came to realise that it would save his life.

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