Jamie Dornan Opens Up About His Mom Dying Of Pancreatic Cancer When He Was Just 16, And He Still Can’t Get Over It

Date August 7, 2018 10:04

Losing people you love is the hardest thing in the world. While for some individuals time is a healer, for others, it doesn’t solve anything. And Jamie Dornan’s story is a vivid proof. His mother died of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer

In fact, this type of cancer is the deadliest in the whole world. Less than 7% of patients survive 5 years, and such a sad statistics makes it the cancer with the worst survival rate of all 22 common cancers. Every day, there are 27 new people diagnosed the same type of illness according to the data provided by Pancreatic Cancer Action.

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For this cancer, there is no difference between men and women. They are equally affected. And if diagnosed in time and there is a chance for a surgery, it’s likely the disease will have a positive outcome.

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Dornan’s story

Jamie Dornan’s mother died of the same disease when he was just 16, and he still remembers it as if today. He says there has been "no bigger impact" on his life than his mother's death.


Here’s what he says about that in his interview to BBC:

I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer 20 years ago last week. I've always wanted to be associated to a charity that means something to me in a major way. It all seemed very fitting I could do whatever I can promote awareness of this horrendous disease.

It became a life-changing event for him, and since then, the actor tries everything to help people with the same diagnosis.

The actor of the TV drama The Fall and the Fifty Shades film trilogy has been working a lot to raise awareness of people about the disease.

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As a matter of fact, it’s a silent killer at the beginning. There are no signs of it felt in the body. By the time it grows, there might occur some symptoms. Among them, there are abdominal pain, back pain. As a rule, it’s a dull one that may come and go.

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Bloating, vomiting, and nausea are other possible symptoms of the disease. However, jaundice is the most important one. The pancreatic cancer blocks duct, thus turning the skin and eyes yellow.

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On the whole, it’s important to listen to your body, lead a healthy lifestyle, and raise awareness about the disease to help others in the future.

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