Every month matters
Add your name to our petition calling for fair access to life-extending treatments for pancreatic cancer.
When you’re told you have just a few months left to live, every month matters.
For people diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in the UK, the chances of living longer than six months from diagnosis are very poor. Only five percent of patients survive for five years.
We want the bodies responsible for approving life-extending treatments on the NHS to take into account the huge value of extra time for people with just a few months to live. A treatment which could offer an additional two months could be incredibly significant for people with pancreatic cancer.
A few extra months gained by life-extending treatment can mean the difference between celebrating or missing the birth of your first grandchild. It could mean being present or absent at your daughter’s wedding. Or in the case of Martin and his son Charlie, missing out on your son's 18th birthday.
Charlie and Martin had made a pact that on his 18th birthday he'd buy his dad a pint. But in less than three months from diagnosis, Martin passed away, before Charlie had the chance to buy his first round. Read Martin's story.
Pancreatic cancer is tough to survive. We believe that everyone deserves the right access treatments which may extend their lives, so they can share precious time with their loved ones.
We need you to add your voice to our petition calling for access to treatment options for people with pancreatic cancer.
We are calling for the bodies responsible for approving treatments for use on the NHS to see time from the point of view of those affected by pancreatic cancer, for whom every month matters.
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