Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer arises when malignant cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, begin to multiply and form a mass. Most pancreatic cancers are exocrine cancers. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), or islet cell tumors, are less common but tend to have a better prognosis. Currently, Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of death by cancer in Europe and has the lowest survival rate of all cancers. Get informed and help us reverse the trend!



World Pancreatic Cancer Day

On November 16 people around the world will unite to Demand Better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer. Demand Better with us. Take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of this disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection. From educating your friends and family to advocating for more research funding from public officials, there are many ways to show support and take action!


Spread the word on social media to help educate your family and friends about pancreatic cancer! You can also temporarily change your Facebook or Instagram profile picture to support World Pancreatic Cancer Day and post using hashtags #WPCD or #worldpancreaticcancerday. Don’t forget to wear purple on World Pancreatic Cancer day to help raise awareness! Be ready to share and educate the people around you on the importance of knowing the symptoms and risks for pancreatic cancer.
Every day more than 1000 people worldwoide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer


Pancreatic Cancer Information Materials

The European Cancer Patient Coalition is a founding member of Pancreatic Cancer Europe  which has produced information materials related to pancreatic cancer in multiple languages. 














Svenska – Brochures developed by PALEMA:


European Cancer Patient Coalition activities on Pancreatic Cancer are supported by: