Pancreatic Cancer

Almost a third of people wait three months before seeking help for pancreatic cancer, poll shows [Video]

A ‘worrying’ number of people put off seeking help for one of the most deadly cancers, a charity has warned.

Pancreatic Cancer UK said that anyone with common symptoms of the disease – including back pain, indigestion, stomach pain and weight loss – should see a GP if issues persist for more than four weeks.

Anyone with jaundice – yellowing of the skin or eyes – should go to A&E immediately, it added.

A poll has revealed that 28 per cent of people wait three months before seeking help, while 22 per cent said that they would not feel confident recognising jaundice.

The survey of 2,000 adults, by Savanta ComRes on behalf of the charity, also found that 31 per cent would delay seeking help for longer than usual due to the pandemic.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, partly due to the fact that symptoms are vague.

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