My sister has just passed away from Duodenum cancer that spread rapidly to her Brain and Liver. She was 56!! She was let down by her Gp for many months as the kept fobbing her off with iron tablets saying her iron levels were to low.  She was never seen face to face. March this year I persuaded her to go private which was then we found she was seriously ill. Duodenum cancer is so very rare and fast growing unfortunately and due to delay of finding this has lost her battle. To say I'm devastated is a understatement. I know Donna my sister wouldn't want anyone to have to suffer like she has the last few months. In her memory I would like to start a fundraising page for Duodenum cancer research and to explore for GPS and consultants to learn more about this type of cancer. Is there anyone that I can talk to me about setting this up and to give me some advice on who I can talk to please  

  • Welcome to the Cancer Chat communtiy Lhaverty although I'm very sorry to hear your sister has passed away from duodenum cancer at the tender age of 56. You have our heartfelt condolences.

    I noticed you were asking about fundraising. Setting up a fundraising page is a wonderful way to honour Donna's memory and you can find out how to get started on our website.  I hope this list of fundraising ideas we have will come in handy as well.

    If you need support with fundraising, there's a friendly team ready to help you. 

    Phone: 0300 123 1022

    Email: supporterengagement@cancer.org.uk

    I hope this helps and wish you all the best with your fundraising.

    Kind regards,

    Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator