First ever Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day launches TODAY
Today is the first ever Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. Co-founder of Pancreatic Cancer Canada, Laurie Ellies says not-for-profit groups around the world came together because not enough people know about the disease.
Ellies says a new treatment drug has just been launched, which is what sparked the need for an awareness day.
According to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, 80 per cent of patients have a life expectancy of four to six months. Ellies says the group wants to raise more awareness to show how under-funded and under-recognized this disease is. She says pancreatic cancer receives 2 per cent of overall cancer research funding.
To find out how you can help, visit their website by clicking here. You can find links to their social media sites below to help spread the word.