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Pancreatic Cancer UK continues to offer support during COVID-19

By 14th May 2020 No Comments

Registered charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK is providing a range of support for those living with pancreatic cancer.

The charity is a useful resource for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer and is offering the following help during the pandemic.

Support Line

A team of pancreatic cancer specialist nurses are available to offer information and support to anyone affected by the disease and can answer concerns related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Freephone 0808 801 0707 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

Expert information to order or download

Booklets and fact sheets, which have been reviewed by clinical experts, are available to order or download. The charity will regularly be adding new information about how people with pancreatic cancer can improve their wellbeing during the outbreak.

Discussion forum

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s online discussion forum is a supportive place where everyone affected by pancreatic cancer can be there for each other, any time of day or night. It is a place where you can discuss everything from how to navigate the healthcare system, to how to talk about cancer with your loved ones.

Nurses will be producing short video clips and blogs to help people access support and information. The forum can be accessed here.

Pancreatic Cancer during COVID-19 (PCC) Network

Pancreatic Cancer UK is developing a network which will aim to allow pancreatic cancer specialists to discuss and develop treatment and care pathways for patients with pancreatic cancer during the pandemic; develop and share consensus approaches; and allow clinicians to discuss specific, local issues with colleagues from across the country. It will support management planning for patients with pancreatic cancer and help the charity begin to create a database during the outbreak to inform future clinical decision making and clinical trials.

The below resources and support of the Network will be available throughout this time for you to access if and when you wish:

Virtual Meetings: attend/view virtual meetings to share and discuss the latest updates, approaches and challenges

Shared Folder: access the most up-to-date guidance notes around the treatment and care of pancreatic cancer in the UK during the pandemic

Newsletter: their newsletter will share a summary of the latest updates, documents, recorded webinars and any other useful information

Discussion Forum: the charity is looking into creating a secure forum for you to ask questions, share and collaborate with others

For access to any of the above, if you have any updates or information that would be useful for the wider community, or if there are any other ways Pancreatic Cancer UK can support you, please get in touch with the team.

Freephone 0808 801 0707 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

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