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Resource Guide for Pancreatic Cancer

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

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