London Marathon 2018: Pancreatic cancer survivor takes on world famous race for pancreatic Cancer UK

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 April 2018

Katie Beal from Umpinster will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Katie Beal from Umpinster will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer UK.


Katie Beal, 35, was inspired to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles after she had a pre-cancerous tumour removed from her pancreas in August, 2016.

The Upminster resident told the Recorder: “I was one of the very lucky ones to have this caught in time, but so many people aren’t so lucky.

“I don’t feel enough people are aware of the symptoms of this deadly disease and that in itself is so worrying.”

In the UK, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all the 20 most common cancers, with just 7per cent of people living for five years or more after diagnosis.

“If I can raise awareness and money for the much needed research, then what I have been through will have been worth it,” said Katie.

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