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: Pancreatic Cancer Canada. You can find links to their social media sites below to help spread the word.