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Caregiver and wife Wendy Rogers with her husband and pancreatic cancer survivor Steve.

Caregiver and wife Wendy Rogers with her husband and pancreatic cancer survivor Steve.

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 Central Associate is important to address and manage the needs of the patient.

There is nothing quite like talking to someone who has been through a similar situation.  Share information, ask questions and gain support and inspiration by talking to others with similar experiences through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Survivor & Caregiver Network.

The Survivor & Caregiver Network is made up of volunteers throughout the country who are available to communicate one-on-one with those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, their loved ones or anyone looking to connect with someone who has experienced pancreatic cancer.  The volunteers are pancreatic cancer survivors and caregivers who have provided their contact information to be given out through Patient Central.  Contact can be made by phone or email and serves as an invaluable source of encouragement, support and inspiration.

The Survivor & Caregiver Network works like this: an individual diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, or their loved one, calls Patient Central and requests to speak with a survivor or caregiver for support. The Patient Central Associate then provides information about several volunteer survivors or caregivers in the Network who are in a similar situation.  The information given about a volunteer may include: name, contact information, state of residence, diagnosis and treatment history.  The individual then makes contact with the volunteer at his or her convenience for shared experiences and support.

This one-on-one contact can serve as an incredible source of hope and inspiration.

Connect with a Survivor & Caregiver Network volunteer

If you prefer, you may also contact Patient Central directly to be matched with Survivor & Caregiver Network volunteers or to offer to volunteer.  Please contact a Patient Central Associate toll-free at 877-272-6226 or email patientcentral@pancan.org. Associates are available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time

Listen to this survivor’s thoughts on the value of the Survivor & Caregiver Network.

 

Information provided by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (“PanCAN”) is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. PanCAN may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to pancreatic cancer, but PanCAN does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note that any personal information you provide to PanCAN’s associates during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help PanCAN achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, pancreatic cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform PanCAN programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future pancreatic cancer research and treatment efforts. PanCAN will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.

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