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CONFRONTING PANCREATIC CANCER

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Pancreatic cancer is a serious disease. Taking an aggressive rational stance against pancreas cancer, at the earliest possible time, supported by the best medical team, and treated in the most appropriate manner gives the best chance for pancreatic cancer survival. We believe in strong patient-physician bonds, scientifically-based pancreatic cancer treatment, and that comfort can come from knowing that everything that reasonably can be done – is being done. That the best approach is meeting cancer of the pancreas head-on and armed with the best available information.

Recently, a seasoned specialist told us that we had the highest social good to donation ratio that they had ever seen in any non-profit. We put all donations to serious use toward the mission of fighting pancreatic cancer. Less than 8% of donated funds are used for management expenses.

Pancreatic Cancer Topics of Interest

Pancreatic Cancer General Overview

The pancreas is a small, spongy organ which lies just under the curvature of the stomach and deep within the abdomen. The function of the pancreas is a complicated, but one could say that it primarily does two things …

Pancreatic Cancer Medical Treatment

There are no universally agreed upon firm guidelines for medical treatment for those patients with pancreatic cancer who are not candidates for surgery or who have a recurrence of the cancer after surgical resection…

 

Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

Surgery for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is only offered to patients whose tumor is localized and meets other criteria (please note earlier FAQ topics). Only about 15-20% of those individuals with pancreatic cancer will be found to be eligible for surgery…

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer in the early stages typically causes vague nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms and signs may include poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal or back pain, Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark colored urine and/or light colored bowel movements) …

Pancreatic Cancer Causes

The true specific cause of pancreatic cancer in an individual is generally never known. But there are population level studies which demonstrate associations between specific behaviors or characteristics and pancreatic cancer. And pancreatic cancer is more common in some families …

Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas

Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (islet cell tumors) including carcinoid tumors are much less common than tumors arising from the exocrine pancreas. Reports often indicate that there are about two to three thousand cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year…

Most of our fundraisers, supporters, and volunteers, have been in one way or another, personally effected by this disease. We want to acknowledge what hardships you may have gone through (or are currently facing) and sincerely thank you for visiting our site!

Join us in our effort to fight pancreatic cancer. Donations go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis and, helping patients and families impacted by the effects of pancreatic cancer. All Donations are tax-deductible. 

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MONTHLY MEMORIAL GIFTS: YOUR TRIBUTE TO A LOVED ONE

Regular giving can be an opportunity to pay tribute in honour of a loved one. Your monthly gift will go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis and, helping patients and families impacted by the effects of pancreatic cancer.

Simply select “Monthly” after choosing the amount you would like to give.

Cancer Patients Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Pancreatic cancer is the least funded cancer in terms of research. Despite causing enormous mortality, pancreatic cancer receives (on a mortality basis) much less funding for research than most of the other major cancers. Currently, there is no molecular marker or genetic screening tool to aid in the earlier diagnosis or screening of pancreatic cancer. Treatment results would improve significantly if this cancer could be diagnosed at an earlier stage.

There remains a dire need for more research and an increase in focused funding for pancreatic cancer. Your Donation will go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, and furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis.

All Donations are tax-deductible

More Ways to make IMPACT for Pancreatic Cancer

CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER FOR PANCREATIC CANCER

Create your own fun, choose something you already love to support pancreatic cancer! Simply set up your participation page, include the details of your fundraiser on your page, and get the word out. HELP FIGHT PANCREATIC CANCER TODAY!

Choose your own Activity!

Choose any activity that you like; walking, running, bowling, baking, strolling, surfing, the choice is yours! Simply set up your participation page and we will be in touch!

Virtual Walk (or Run)

A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you!
Simply set up your participation page and we will be in touch!

Support Pancreatic Cancer ON FACEBOOK​

Creating a Facebook Fundraiser is easy: Click the Link below and Facebook will take you through the steps! Dedicate your Birthday or another important date to honor a loved one.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support pancreatic cancer, at no cost to you!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to help fight pancreatic cancer!
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Simply use our Link to start shopping!

Support Pancreatic Cancer Today !

TURN ON AMAZONSMILES IN YOUR  APP
Go to ‘Settings’ in your Amazon App. Click the ‘AmazonSmile’ tab. Choose our Charity ‘Cancer Patients Alliance’ 
Share these steps with family and friends to help support pancreatic cancer research!

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WHY WE CARE:
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and the Least funded. Fewer than 10% of people with this type of disease remain alive five years later. There are many reasons why the outcome for pancreatic cancer patients is bleaker than for most other cancer types, because symptoms often don’t appear until the disease has already metastasized. For unknown reasons, pancreatic cancer is on the rise and predicted to become the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. by 2030. There are no reliable methods to detect the disease early, and there are very few effective treatment options. There is still Hope! If the tumor is contained in the pancreas, the five-year survival rate increases to nearly 40%. Which is why we are so focused on supporting research for early diagnosis.

Together with You our Mission is to promote awareness, increase education, and further pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis.

Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

PROPOSED: Every newly diagnosed person with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) should receive genetic screening prior to beginning treatment – to test for germline genetic mutations in the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway, including genes such as BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, and others. These results, in from 12% to 17% of pancreatic cancer patients, suggest that treatment that includes DNA cross-linking agents such as platinum compounds or PARP inhibitors may be superior to standard best practices therapy.


OFFER: Color Genomics offers a 30-gene cancer panel for $224 (normally $249) when the Promotion Code “PANCREATIC” is entered at checkout (price will reduce upon entering this code). This is a physician-ordered saliva kit. Click Here for more information

RATIONALE: The age of precision medicine in pancreatic cancer is approaching … [MORE]

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Speak with a Survivor:

Call 1-800-433-0464 for a free service that will place you in contact with a fellow survivor, or to volunteer to contact someone more recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Blog

One of the observations that physicians often made when the standard of care treatment typically consisted of the chemotherapy drug agent of gemcitabine alone, was that many patients with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) seemed to feel better after the initiation of treatment… More Here

HONOR A LOVED ONE
BY SHARING YOUR STORY

You can honor your loved one by sharing your story with us. Whether it’s your personal story, honoring a friend or relative’s journey, or why you support the cause, we want to hear from you!
Email us participate@tofightcancer.com

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