Pancreatic cancer: Many unaware
10 November 2011 Last updated at 11:38 GMT
Pancreatic cancer has claimed the lives of many well known celebrities but a new survey suggests that half of the people who suffer from it hadn't heard of it before their diagnosis.
90% of them find out they have the illness when it is too late to have surgery.
Wendy Butler has incurable pancreatic cancer and Ali Stunt survived the illness. They have set up a charity to raise awareness about Pancreatic cancer.