"I'm aware first hand, through the loss of a family member and a number of close friends, of the devastating impact of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and I know that so much more needs to be done to improve survival rates for patients”. “The key to change is getting more people diagnosed early in time for surgery, currently there is no test for pancreatic cancer. Surgery is the only chance for survival”.

According to the National Cancer Database, 68.5% of pancreatic cancers were diagnosed in those over age 65 years. This raises the importance of those in their senior years to take care of themselves, “People need to take control of their own health, if instinct says something is not right then follow it up with your Doctor. This could save your life.”