Pancreatic Cancer Overview

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American Cancer Society information

We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.

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)
Website: www.cancer.gov

    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
Website: 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)
Website: www.pancreatica.org

    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
Website: 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
Website: 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.


Last Medical Review: 08/01/2014
Last Revised: 02/01/2016