Social media users engage with the pancreatic cancer community online.

Editor’s note: Continuing our 2018 Year in Review series, today’s installment covers the top social media stories of 2018.

Members of the pancreatic cancer community often use social media to find and give support, raise awareness and share news as well as inspiring stories with their loved ones.

As we look back on 2018, we’re pleased to share with you the top social media posts that resonated with the community this year.

Media outlets across the nation supported World Pancreatic Cancer Day by wearing purple on air and interviewing those impacted by the disease. This year, advocates appeared with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to raise awareness.

What will lead to better treatments and results for patients? Clinical research. This year, survivor Matt Wilson discussed the important role clinical trial participants play in discovering new and better treatment options.

From sporting purple wigs to participating in Zumbathons and more, people showed their purple spirit in many creative ways. These beautifully decorated and symbolic cookies, in particular, were a real treat among the community.

The community is one that knows how to stay informed with the latest news in pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Among this year’s top social media stories was the announcement that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lutathera® to treat pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs).

In a series of photos and messages, our team of PanCAN Patient Services Case Managers shared examples of how they support patients and their loved ones — and why they love to do so.

A healthy diet that’s nutritious for cancer patients can be tasty, too! Every week in 2018, our Friday Fix series gave pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers tips on health, diet and nutrition — like this popular installment on low-fat diets.

Thank you for sharing your photos, stories and thoughts with our social network in 2018. We look forward to continuing to engage with you in 2019! To be sure you don’t miss anything, follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Check back tomorrow for a roundup on our corporate partners’ inspiring contributions this year.