LETTER: Cancer support

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Many of your readers will have loved ones with pancreatic cancer, and as one of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s specialist nurses, I understand the devastating impact this brutal disease can have on families.

One person is diagnosed every hour and all too often very suddenly, plunging family members straight into a caring role, while they are still trying to come to terms with this shocking news.

They may feel confused, isolated, and be unsure where to turn.

To mark Carers Week (June 8-14), we are publishing a new, free booklet for carers and loved ones of people with pancreatic cancer.

It explains what the disease is, how to manage symptoms and side effects, how to navigate the health care system, and includes details of support for carers too.

Your readers can download the booklet from our website or order copies.

People can also speak to myself or one of my nurse colleagues on our freephone Support Line. For more information visit www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Dianne Dobson

nurse specialist

Pancreatic Cancer UK

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