St Pancras International changes its name…
St Pancras International changes its name to St Pancreas for World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2019
… 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 might have picked up one of our travel-card holders from St Pancras International on 21st November 2019. On the back of that, 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.
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.