American Cancer Society
In addition to its general resources, which include a free consultation with a cancer information specialist (800-227-2345) and financial support for lodging and transportation to treatment, the American Cancer Society offers people with pancreatic cancer specific information on early detection, warning signs, prevention and more. Downloadable PDFs include information on pancreatic cancer treatment options, survival rates, steps to take after treatment, living as a cancer survivor and follow-up care to live well and monitor the possibility of a second cancer.
Learn how to cope with your illness by connecting with an oncology social worker for support and case management via the free Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) and discover support groups for pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers. What’s more, CancerCare offers a grant funded by the Hirshberg Foundation to provide financial support to people with pancreatic cancer as well as educational workshops, publications and podcasts dedicated to pancreatic cancer.
The American Society of Clinical Oncologists, the world’s largest cancer organization, runs this excellent patient site. Here, you can find a pancreatic cancer guide with in-depth, up-to-date oncologist-reviewed information on diagnosis and treatment, clinical trials and how to join one, and advice on how to cope with the physical and emotional side effects of treatment as well as information for caregivers.
Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer
An online community for sharing information about innovative, science-based treatments for pancreatic cancer, Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer is run by the Lustgarten Foundation, the world’s largest funder of pancreatic cancer research. The site hosts an extensive collection of resources for patients, families and caregivers, including information about scientific research, clinical trials, complementary and integrative therapies, advocacy, financial assistance, pain management and nutrition.
Specific resources for Black women, the LGBTQ community, Native Americans, Latinos and more are also available.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PanCAN knows how important it is to be supported throughout the entire cancer journey. The organization funds research, provides patient services and participates in grassroots advocacy on behalf of people affected by pancreatic cancer. The website features information about diagnosis, treatment options by stage, diet and nutrition, side effects of treatment, advocacy, palliative care and more. Case managers are available to provide free one-on-one support and information (877-272-6226).
The National Pancreas Foundation
This organization funds research and supports patients with all forms of pancreatic disease, including pancreatic cancer. The site features information on pancreatic cancer risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, cutting-edge research, palliative care and complementary therapies as well as patient stories, support groups for caregivers and patients and “CancerCoach” live webinars.