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Rene and Heidis story

To raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action because Earlier detection could have given us options

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Pancreatic Cancer Action

We focus on early diagnosis and awareness to improve survival of pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic Cancer Action are a national charity dedicated to saving lives by improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and the quality of patient survival. with your help we fund vital research, create medical education programmes, produce national awareness campaigns and vital patient information.Together we can make a difference!

As many of you will know, my big brother Rene was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December 2018. He turned 51 in June that year, so very young to be diagnosed with this. He’d had symptoms for around  5 months before he was diagnosed. I myself have been ill since December 2017 and during 2018 my symptoms became worse and varied. I underwent many tests during this time, all giving no answer to my problems. I had mentioned on several occasions that my father passed away in 2011 from pancreatic cancer. This appears to have gone unnoticed to those told. For in January 2019 I was told after a final investigation of a ct scan that I too have stage 3/4 pancreatic cancer. I am now too late for surgery, therefore making my cancer terminal. I am 48 years old, so again extremley young to have this and I feel probably overlooked as an option of  diagnosing me. An earlier diagnosis could have meant  a very different outcome! It is now very important to Rene and I to raise money for the early diagnosis of this awful disease. Genetic testing is to be carried out on our siblings and children, to see if they carry the gene. I can only hope that they don’t. But for their future, something needs to be done to diagnose pancreatic cancer upon those first symptons. Please, if you can, donate to this fundraising page. So that in some little way, we will have helped someone,  be it family, friend or a stranger to be able to beat this awful disease.  Thank you from a brother and sister who intend to fight this with everything they have xx

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