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Pancreatic cancer at 25: ‘I nearly didn’t go for my scan. I’m very lucky I did’


by Jennifer McShane
01st Dec 2021

Lucy Rout is a 27-year-old who, following her diagnosis and treatment with a rare pancreatic cancer in 2019, is on a mission to break the taboo and remove the stigma about medicating in public. As Pancreatic Awareness Month draws to a close, she shares her journey and talks about the business she set up to help aid her recovery – and anyone else out there who needs the same support.

It all began with symptoms that Lucy thought related to something considered quite routine. “It was December of 2019, where I had what they thought was just a bit of a grumbling appendix – I had suspected appendicitis. So, the doctor advised I should have an abdominal scan to investigate the situation. My cancer was then found, which was a bit of a surprise,” explains Lucy, who is living in London. “I was very lucky...

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