The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Changes in Cancer Survival Rates

Changes in Survival Rates.

Recent data from Cancer Research UK shows that the survival rate for cancer sufferers has significantly improved since 1971/2. This is great news for all cancer victims but as we often see, pancreatic cancer is the last one in the chart.

Survival rates for pancreatic cancer have not changed over the past 40 years despite the untiring efforts of charities like our own in seeking donations to provide funds for research into the cause of pancreatic cancer and possible cures.

Far too many people die of pancreatic cancer each year- 8300 in the UK, which makes pancreatic cancer the sixth biggest cancer killer.  It is not gender or age specific and is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, cancers to diagnose.

Anything you can give to help the fight against this terrible and debilitating illness will be thankfully received and you are assured it will be put to good use.

 

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