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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 Web site 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)

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)

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

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

Targeted Therapy

Cancer treatment side effects

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

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)

Get Relief From Cancer Pain

Pain Diary

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Chemotherapy

Books

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 cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and Web sites*

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
Web site: www.cancer.gov

    Their “Cancer Information Service” 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
Web site www.pancan.org

    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)
Web site: www.pancreatica.org

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

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Telephone: 310-473-5121
Web site: www.pancreatic.org

    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
Web site: www.lustgarten.org

    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 www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 01/28/2013
Last Revised: 02/05/2014