Pancreatic Cancer Action advert shows a patient saying "I wish I had breast cancer"
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Pancreatic cancer charity defends breast cancer slogan

A charity have defended an advert showing pancreatic cancer patients "wishing" they had other forms of the disease.

Pancreatic Cancer Action say the disease is the UK's 5th biggest cancer killer, yet receives less than 1% of overall cancer funding.

Ali Stunt, the charity's founder, claims that the advert describes "exactly" how she felt when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007, aged 41.

She told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "I really really wished that if I was going to have any cancer at all, it would be something that would give me a better survival rate."

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • From the section Health
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