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American Cancer Society (ACS)

Phone:
1-800-ACS-2345

Internet address:
http://www.cancer.org/

Description of services provided:
The American Cancer Society provides a great deal of information about pancreatic cancer, including support groups, ways to cope with cancer, news, and cancer statistics. Among other features, you'll find a message board and a bookstore.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Address:
1900 Duke ST, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone:
1-703-299-0150

Internet address:
http://www.asco.org/portal/site/ASCO

Description of services provided:
With the goals to improve care and prevent cancer, this nonprofit, professional organization has about 25,000 members. Features of the site available to the public include "Find an Oncologist", up-to-date news, a bookstore, and information on 12 cancer topics.

National Cancer Institute

Address:
6115 Executive BLVD, MSC8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

Phone:
1-800-4-CANCER

Internet address:
http://www.cancer.gov

Description of services provided:
This website contains a wealth of information about every aspect of pancreatic cancer, including data and statistics, links to related sites and clinical trials, and information about meetings and conferences covering the latest research.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Address:
1700 Diagonal RD, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone:
1-800-658-8898

Internet address:
http://www.nhpco.org

Description of services provided:
NHPCO is an organization dedicated to end-of-life care and easing symptoms of terminal illnesses. Here you can find information and links to such topics as caregiving, pain, grief, workplace issues, among others. The website also provides a telephone helpline and guides to selecting a hospice, dealing with Medicare, and learning about end-of-life issues.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Address:
2141 Rosecrans AVE, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone:
877-272-6226

Internet address:
http://www.pancan.org

Description of services provided:
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The site provides links to every aspect of pancreatic cancer: risks, diagnosis, prognosis, treatments, and research. Also highlighted is practical information to help pancreatic cancer patients improve their diet, gain weight, control pain, create a strategy for job-related and insurance-related issues, and learn about end-of-life planning.



Last reviewed September 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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