Pancreatic Cancer

Around 8,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (also known as cancer of the pancreas) each year.

It is the ninth most common cancer in the UK, more common in people over 60 and not usually found in people under 40 years of age.

The pancreas

The pancreas is a gland – an organ that produces and releases substances to other parts of the body.

It is approximately 15cm (six inches) in length and situated high in your abdomen (tummy) behind the stomach, where the ribs meet at the bottom of your breastbone.

The pancreas produces digestive enzymes (proteins) and a hormone known as insulin. It can be treated by  Functional Medicine Associates doctors to expect better results.

  • digestive enzymes help break down food into fragments so they can be absorbed by your body
  • insulin helps keep sugar levels in your blood at a stable level

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is when a tumour starts to develop in the pancreas. It rarely causes any symptoms when it first develops, which can make it hard to diagnose. Some time it can lead to obesity, visit ventsmagazine.com to learn more regarding natural weight loss treatments.

The first symptoms can include pain, unexpected weight loss and jaundice. These symptoms can be caused by a wide variety of conditions and are not usually the result of cancer. If you are concerned or these symptoms start suddenly, contact your doctor.

If your GP suspects you have pancreatic cancer, they may examine you for signs of jaundice and carry out a blood test, as well as physically examine your abdomen. They may also send you to hospital for further investigation, including an ultrasound scan

Who is affected?

Pancreatic cancer can occur at any age, but tends to affect people aged between 50 and 80 and is rare among younger people.

Approximately 63% of people diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas are over 70. Men tend to be more affected than women.

People who smoke and people with diabetes or chronic pancreatitis are at higher risk of pancreatic cancer, speaking of diabetes, Blood Boost Formula is one of the most harmless treatments available, check more at thestylishmagazine.

Outlook

Cancer of the pancreas is a very serious form of cancer which is both difficult to detect and treat. Because pancreatic cancer causes few symptoms in its early stages, the condition is often not diagnosed until the cancer is relatively advanced.

Surgery to remove the tumour is usually the only way to completely cure pancreatic cancer. But this is a suitable treatment for only around 15 to 20% of patients.

If your pancreatic cancer cannot be cured, then treatments can help slow the growth of the tumour and ease any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Fancy having your car cleaned 13-8-14?

Fancy having your car cleaned tomorrow? Fancy The Dreamboys and Danny Osborne from Towie like this https://t.co/0uLWyzUXTB ? then get yourselves down to Lellers Car Valeting, 100 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ from 12-6pm.

These gents are offering their time free of charge to help us raise awareness for male cancer and funds to help us help you.

Please dig deep and support the lads.

See you there!!!

Join our Football Sweepstake

Introducing the Square Pass Sweepstake.

 

The Sweepstake is a very simple game, all you have to do is pick 5 different clubs (1 from each of the 5 leagues) from your £50m budget and accumulate as many points as you can throughout the 2014/15 season. You don’t have to pick the winners of the leagues, pick players or make transfers etc. It’s a one off selection.

Accumulating points:
League games: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.

Cup Games: 5 bonus points for every win in the FA Cup. 3 bonus points for every League Cup win & 5 bonus points for every JPT win (progression to the next round also counts as a win, byes given are not included).

The cost is a 1 off payment of £5 per entry. £3 will go into the prize pot and £2 will go to Balls to Cancer.
Prizes are:      60% of the prize pot will go to the winner who accumulates the most points, 30% to

2nd and 10% to 3rd.

There is also a £50 bonus prize if you collect 15 league points on a Saturday.

 

So what are waiting for get your selections in at http://www.squarepass.org/sweepstake/

 

Hospital Visit

Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the Birmingham Childrens Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (largest in Europe) to launch the brilliant new sensory equipment that, thanks to you, we were able to fund for them.

The equipment (costing a total of £10,000)  is a very important part of the recovery process and helps the children enjoy their stay in the unit.

We were able to surprise the children and their families with the appearance of our ambassadors Comedian, Russell Kane and singer, Ritchie Neville who spent time with the children and parents.

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Want to make a record??

Thanks to our friends at Beatsabar Studio, they are offering anyone the following fantastic opportunity.

Enjoy a 90-minute recording studio experience for two. Record your favourite pop song and have a blast singing your favourite tune with a friend. Your song will be professionally enhanced before the recording is made into your very own CD for you to take home. Become a pop star for the day. Free Refreshments throughout.

 

  • £30 for a 90-minute recording studio session for two people with one CD to take home (20% to Charity)
  • You’ll be guided through the acoustically treated, sound-proofed live room
  • Professionals then digitally mix and master your session
  • Take home your own CD as a memento

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What You Need to Know:

  • Sold by Beatsabar Music Project
  • 20% goes to Balls To Cancer
  • Limit one voucher per customer; send as many as you like as gifts
  • Bookings are required and are subject to availability
  • The merchant requires a notice period of 48 hours for cancellations or rescheduling, or your voucher will be considered used
  • Customers under the age of 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • No experience required
  • Customer has the option to attend and record their songs without a companion
  • Voucher valid Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm
  • Experience lasts for 90-minutes which is enough time to record 2 songs
  • Customers will receive one copy of their songs on a CD to take home at the end of the session
  • Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in a single visit
  • Available for use beginning the day after purchase
  • The amount paid for the voucher does not expire.

 

Balls to Cancer joins Cancer 52

We are very happy to announce that we have agreed to join Cancer 52 as we believe that ALL cancer sufferers are important and that no one should be over looked.

Cancer52 has grown from an initial group brought together at the request of the National Cancer Director, Mike Richards to input into the Cancer Reform Strategy.

We are so named because 52% of cancer deaths in the UK are from the less common cancers (i.e. excluding the ‘big four’: bowel, breast, lung and prostate), although in 2013 this proportion increased to 54%.

Cancer52 is an alliance of more than 70 organisations working to address the inequalities that exist in policy, services and research into the less common cancers and to improve outcomes for patients with these highly challenging diseases. Most who work for the organisation give their time and resources on a voluntary basis.

Could you raise money for us?

We are looking for volunteers across the UK to arrange fundraising events for us. Could you do it?

We will help you with posters, leaflets and support you while you arrange and advertise your event.

You can do anything runs, karaoke nights, parties, bingo, race nights, football matches etc…. anything at all

So please join us and help us save lives today.

Spreading a little happiness…

We know that there are thousands of cancer sufferers in the UK that could do with a little help or just a simple night out.

So we have decided that that is what we will do.

If you know of anyone who is worthy of a night out or even needs something repairing or replacing, we will do our up most to sort it out for them.

Please share this post with everyone you know, someone you know will need our help.

Doug’s Story

I was diagnosed with breast cancer three days before my 50th birthday, on 12th January 2012. It was a shock because I was unaware that men could suffer from it. I started the blog because I felt that I had to raise awareness that men could get breast cancer too. It has also proved to be therapeutic and has helped me to meet some amazing people.

In the first few weeks of my writing, things got tough, my Mastectomy was cancelled due to being diagnosed as type two diabetic and then I lost my Mum  rather unexpectedly.I was devastated but after some thought, I vowed to continue to write. It was definitely the best thing to do.

My blog is called One of 300 men, because when I was diagnosed, there were only 300 men who were diagnosed. also. Sadly, that number is rising.

Please visit Doug’s blog here http://dougeharper.wordpress.com/

Our Ambassadors

Please see below the current list of our very kind Ambassadors

Gary Kemp

Shane Richie

David Harewood

Claire Sweeney

John O’Mole

James Lock

Matt Littler

Kye Sones

Dave Berry

John Partridge

Horace Panter

Jake Humphrey

Richard & Fred Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)

Joe Pasquale

Mel Eves

Ben Hanson

Sean Heydon

Gail Porter

Dan Brocklebank

Scott Robinson

Wayne Lineker

Ritchie Neville

Lizzie Cundy

Russell Kane

Danny-Boy Hatchett

Jamie Theakston

Larry Lamb

Chris Lilley

Les Dennis

Daniel Slaney

Paul Devlin

Marcquelle Ward

Mr Rootsy

Charlie Condou

Robbie Savage

Rob Lamarr

Sean Fletcher

Scott Lyons

Producer Dave

Tamara Wall

Bhasker Patel

Louis Emerick

Jay Camilleri

Lydia Lucy

Apache Indian

Darren Byfield

Ricky Rayment

Adee Phelan

Anna Passey

Sian Lloyd

Ben Clarke

Jimmy Constable

James Beattie

Nihal Arthanayake

Ross Burkinshaw

Daniel Thomas

Jules Knight

Trevor Sinclair

The Dreamboys

Noel Brodie

Karen Danczuk

Dr James Logan

Paul Danan

Karl Unwin

Thomas Turgoose

Dee Kelly

Marc McCullough

Alfie Boe

Ali, Mickey & Astro from UB40

Gary Grant

Michael Starke

Tammy Partridge-Smith

John McArdle

Gary Raymond

Matt Hoy

Chloe-Jasmine

Jess Impiazzi

Graham Cole

Professor Karol Sikora

Matt Le Tissier

Shane Nolan

Annette Badland

Phil Daniels

Paul Chuckle

Tommy Cannon

Kelvin Fletcher

Ryan Paul Antony

Charlie Doherty

India Willoughby

Jeff Stelling

Neil Ruddock

Andy Reid

David Busst

Ricci Guarnaccio

Cat Simmons

Michelle Teale

Cheryl Fergison

Kavana

Joel Green

Ivan Burkett

Tony Tunna Owen

Richie Graham