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American Cancer Society

Address:
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone:
1-800-227-2345

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

Description of Services Provided:
The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, and news and research resources for patients, their families, and caregivers. Live chat via Internet is available to get information and support. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers. Volunteer, donation, and fundraising information are also available.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Address:
2318 Mill Road
Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone:
1-571-483-1300

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

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:
BG 9609 MSC 9760
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-9760

Phone:
1-800-422-6237

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

Description of Services Provided:
This site provides information on all types of cancer, including statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Address:
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone:
1-800-837-1500

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:
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, 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 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP

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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