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I have encountered pancreatic cancer 3 times over the past years and know how devastating a disease it can be.
My precious Nanna died in July 1994 after a few short months of being poorly, this pattern was repeated in 2004 when my boss at the time Jill Simpson, passed away after a short battle and again in November 2011 when a good friend Marilyn Christall also passed after only a few months of being ill.
What has struck me the most is that nearly 20 years separate my Nannas passing and Marilyns but the pattern was exactly the same. How can that be with all the advantages in treatment and research that we hear about, so I had a nosey on the internet trying to find some more information and discovered some interesting facts.
The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Charity confirmed my fears. Whilst the survival rate for other types of cancer have improved dramatically over the past 40 years, pancreatic cancer survival rates are still the same now as they were then. This research fund is trying to defeat pancreatic cancer by funding much needed innovative research and this is the charity I have chosen to support at the 'Family and Friends Quilt and Textile Exhibition' which I am organising on Sunday 27th October 2013. Please visit tracygracedesigns.co.uk for further details about the day.
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