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Additional resources for pancreatic cancer

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following information may also be helpful to you. These materials can be read on our website or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

More on cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Targeted Therapy

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Chemotherapy

When treatment isn’t working

When Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

Nearing the End of Life

Hospice Care

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-877-272-6226

    Has a “Patient and Liaison Services” (PALS) program which offers information about pancreatic cancer, treatment options, diet and nutrition, specialists and clinical trials specific to pancreatic cancer, and more; also has the PALS Survivor and Caregiver Network through which newly-diagnosed people and families are matched with volunteer survivors and caregivers

Confronting Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatica)

    For practical, impartial, understandable information about pancreatic cancer; also has a free phone information and counseling line at 1-800-525-3777 and another free phone service that will put you in contact with a fellow survivor at 1-800-433-0464

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Phone number: 1-310-473-5121

    Provides a variety of types of information, resources, and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families, including referrals for treatment facilities, second opinions, and doctors across the US

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Toll-free number: 1-866-789-1000

    Offers a free patient handbook called “Understanding Pancreatic Cancer,” newsletters, and a free quarterly “Ask an Expert” patient information series which includes updates on topics of interest to those with pancreatic cancer

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 06/11/2014
Last Revised: 01/09/2015