Pancreatic Cancer

To learn more about pancreatic cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.

To view pancreatic cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Early pancreatic cancers often do not cause any signs or symptoms. Symptoms that may present include jaundice, which may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes, dark urine, light-colored or greasy stools or itchy skin. Other symptoms include abdominal or back pain, unintended weigh loss, poor appetite, nausea/vomiting and blood clot in a large vein.1

  • The average age of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is 70 years old. Smoking is thought to cause ~25% of pancreatic cancers. Other risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer include being overweight and chronic pancreatitis.2

  • Connecting with other people that have pancreatic cancer online, in person and/or via one-to-one matching can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.


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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Looking for Additional Resources?

We’ve curated additional pancreatic cancer resources to help you access important information and support by the phase you’re interested in, whether it’s prevention, symptoms and tests, new diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials or long-term management. You can also be matched to programs that can help with issues you may be facing, whether it’s the cost of care, you’re feeling alone or another obstacle. Resources can also be filtered by the medium you prefer, whether it’s a book, website, hotline, podcast, online community, mobile app, among others!