More information about pancreatic cancer
American Cancer Society information
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our Web site, www.cancer.org.
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
Pancreatic Cancer Detailed Guide (also in Spanish)
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)
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)
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)
Cancer treatment side effects
Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)
Get Relief From Cancer Pain
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 websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
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
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 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
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.
Last Medical Review: 02/15/2013
Last Revised: 02/03/2014