Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. It is an extremely deadly and challenging disease for patients, family members and even the healthcare professionals treating people with the disease. There are a number of support groups for patients and family members affected by pancreatic cancer and their work ranges from direct patient support to education and fundraising to fund pancreatic cancer research. The following is a list of pancreatic cancer support groups:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
National Pancreas Foundation
The National Pancreas Foundation supports the research of diseases of the pancreas and provides information and humanitarian services to those people who are suffering from such illnesses (both non-cancer and cancer).
The mission of the Lustgarten Foundation is to advance scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance supports the efforts of the medical and research communities as well as patients and their loved ones in the battle against pancreatic cancer.
European Society for Medical Oncology
European Society for Medical Oncology provides Guides for Patients, and is designed to assist patients, their relatives and caregivers to better understand the nature of different types of cancer and evaluate the best available treatment choices.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK organization contains useful information about the incidence, prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer in the UK.
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic cancer action focuses on bringing awareness and new info to the public through campaigns and material.