St Pancras International changes its name for the day
... Yes you read it right!
It's World Pancreatic Cancer Day (21st November 2019), and for the third year running Pancreatic Cancer UK has the privilege of working with the team at High Speed 1 (HS1) to turn St Pancras International into St Pancreas for the day, to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
So, do you know where your pancreas is?
If you've landed on this page, you have probably managed to pick up one of our travel-card holders from St Pancras International on 21st November. On the back, we asked you where you think your pancreas is… and the answer is:
It was A! The pancreas is about the level of the bottom of your ribs, tucked behind your stomach. It is an important part of your digestive system. It produces enzymes that help to break down food and hormones that control the sugar levels in your blood. Read more about the pancreas and what it does.
Nearly 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year.
That’s why not only do we want as many people as possible to know about their pancreas but also what the symptoms of pancreatic cancer are.
If you can spare just one minute, please watch the video below. If you are worried about any of these symptoms of pancreatic cancer, go to your GP.
Before you go, we've recently launched our newest campaign Demand Survival Now, to demand that UK Governments take action to transform the survival rates of pancreatic cancer now.