Finding Support

One-to-One Support With Patient Central

Patient Central is the centralized service of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Patient Central was formerly known as Patient and Liaison Services (PALS).

Their free-of-charge services include information about treatment options, clinical trials, specialist physicians, diet and nutrition, and more. The same person will help you every time you call.

You can also request educational materials at no charge, such as helpful tips about getting organized after diagnosis.

Online Social Community & Discussions

For an online social network, consider joining a leading online cancer support community for people with pancreatic cancer and caregivers who seek information, inspiration, and support after diagnosis.

This link is to a third-party website.

Support Groups for Caregivers of People With Pancreatic Cancer

Connect with other caregivers, share experiences and information, and find support.

Learn about CancerCare’s 15-week online support group led by an oncology social worker.

Be sure to check out their other resources, as well.

These links are to third-party websites.

Supportive Cancer Dos and Don’ts

Cancer can be a frightening disease and many people who provide care don’t know what to say to someone who is living with a cancer diagnosis. Generally, the most important thing you can do is mention the situation in some way that feels comfortable for you.

Find suggestions on how to speak with a loved one who has cancer, including a list of basic dos an don'ts when someone you know has cancer.

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Pancreatic Cancer Events

Patients, caregivers, family, friends, and advocates can participate in many events across the United States. In addition to helping raise awareness and money for research, advocacy, and patient support, events are opportunities for people to come together with others in similar situations and find comfort, hope, encouragement, and inspiration.

Find upcoming events near you based on specific networks and groups.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Lustgarten Foundation

Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research

FirstGiving - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

These links are to third-party websites.