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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
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Contact

Telephone:
Address:
877-272-6226
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
 

Organization website: http://www.pancan.org/

About Us

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people working to advance research, support patients and create hope. We have a vision to double the survival rate for pancreatic cancer by the year 2020.

Our Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program is the premiere source for education and hope vital to pancreatic cancer patients and families.

PALS has the most comprehensive, current database containing all pancreatic cancer clinical trials taking place in the U.S.  We recommend that all patients consider clinical trials when discussing treatments.

PALS provides:

  • Info about diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Personalized clinical trials searches.
  • Info on diet and nutrition along with side effect and symptom management.
  • Connections with survivors and caregivers for support, encouragement and hope.
  • A variety of educational booklets.
  • All services are free.

 

Questions & Answers

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There are two ways to describe the stages of pancreatic cancer: by stage number (I to IV) or by surgical resection category. The stage number...
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Environmental factors cause the genetic mutations in most pancreatic cancer cases. However, in some families, inherited genetic factors do play a...
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Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) or islet cell tumors are rare pancreatic tumors that account for less than 5% of all pancreatic tumors. They...
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Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of pancreatic cancer. It starts in the cells lining the pancreatic ducts. It accounts for approximately 90% of...
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Getting organized after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is important for gaining control of the situation. This is the time to take charge of the...
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A Whipple procedure is the most commonly performed surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas. The procedure is performed when a tumor is located in...
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Clinical trials are research studies that investigate new treatments. Pancreatic cancer clinical trials are the only way for researchers to determine...
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Treatment of pancreatic cancer depends on the type of pancreatic cancer, the stage of the disease and the patient’s general health.  Patients...
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Pancreatic cancer is sometimes called a “silent” disease because symptoms are rarely present during the early stages of development. If symptoms are...
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All cancers begin with a mutation in the DNA of one cell that causes the cell to grow and divide uncontrollably. Environmental factors cause the...
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Pancreatic tumors are classified as exocrine and neuroendocrine (endocrine) tumors. Exocrine tumors account for more than 95% of all pancreatic...
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Metastatic pancreatic cancer is cancer that has spread (metastasized) to a different organ and formed a secondary tumor. Common sites for secondary...
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Cancer is a disease caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells that have the ability to invade other tissues and organs. Pancreatic cancer begins...
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The pancreas has two main functions.  It produces substances called enzymes that aid in the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It...
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The pancreas is an organ shaped like a flat pear that is about six inches long and is located deep in the abdomen, behind the stomach. It is part of...