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Resource Guide for Pancreatic Cancer

Authors:
  • Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Publication Type:

Condition InDepth

Resource Guide for Pancreatic Cancer

American Cancer Society

3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW

Suite 200

Kennesaw, GA 30144

800-227-2345

https://www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, and news and research resources for patients, their families, and caregivers. Live chat via Internet is available to get information and support. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers. Volunteer, donation, and fundraising information are also available.

ASCO—American Society of Clinical Oncology

2318 Mill Road

Suite 800

Alexandria, VA 22314

888-282-2552

703-299-0158

https://www.asco.org

With the goals to improve care and prevent cancer, this nonprofit, professional organization has about 25,000 members. Features of the site available to the public include "Find an Oncologist", up-to-date news, a bookstore, and information on 12 cancer topics.

National Cancer Institute

31 Center Drive

Bldg 31

Bethesda, MA 20814

1-800-422-6237

https://www.cancer.gov

This site provides information on all types of cancer, including statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1731 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-837-1500

https://www.nhpco.org

NHPCO is an organization dedicated to end-of-life care and easing symptoms of terminal illnesses. Here you can find information and links to such topics as caregiving, pain, grief, workplace issues, among others. The website also provides a telephone helpline and guides to selecting a hospice, dealing with Medicare, and learning about end-of-life issues.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

1500 Rosecrans Avenue

Suite 200

Manhattan Beach, CA 90245

877-573-9971

https://www.pancan.org

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The site provides links to every aspect of pancreatic cancer: risks, diagnosis, prognosis, treatments, and research. Also highlighted is practical information to help pancreatic cancer patients improve their diet, gain weight, control pain, create a strategy for job-related and insurance-related issues, and learn about end-of-life planning.

Contributors

  • EBSCO Medical Review Board
Last Updated:
2023-01-17

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.