Patient Central is the place to contact when facing pancreatic cancer. Our highly trained and compassionate Associates provide free, personalized information about the disease, including our support services. We can also find resources for any questions you have related to pancreatic cancer.
No organization supports pancreatic cancer patients like we do. Through our Patient Services, we provide more resources and speak with more pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers than any other organization in the world.
Along your journey, we are here to help you every step of the way.
See a Specialist
It is critical to consult with specialists who diagnose and treat a high volume of pancreatic cancer patients. Patient Central can provide a list of specialists in your area.
Determine Your Best Treatment Options
Every pancreatic tumor is different. Patients who receive treatment based on their tumor’s biological characteristics have better outcomes. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends molecular profiling of your tumor to help determine the best treatment options. Our Associates can talk with you about molecular profiling and our Know Your Tumor precision medicine service.
Consider Clinical Trials
Clinical trials should be considered during every treatment decision, including at diagnosis. A Patient Central Associate can help you start your search.
Maintain Good Quality of Life
Seeing healthcare professionals who focus on symptom management and supportive care improves outcomes and is critical for your quality of life. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends that symptom management and supportive care should be provided early in your diagnosis as well as during and after treatment.
Good nutritional care improves outcomes and is critical for your quality of life. Seek good nutritional care, including access to pancreatic enzymes and a registered dietitian.
Support for the pancreatic cancer patient is critical to improve quality of life and overall well-being. Having a support system of caregivers, family, friends, healthcare professionals and a patient advocate is important to address and manage the needs of the patient. Connect one-on-one, or explore support groups.
Help Accelerate Research
The Patient Registry is a database created to look for patterns in treatments, side effect management and diagnostics that will lead to improved outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients – powered by patient and caregiver experiences.
We have a wide variety of additional printed information, like our Diet and Nutrition booklet, available by request.
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In Memory of Skip Viragh
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