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For some people living with pancreatic cancer, support groups may provide help coping with the practical and emotional aspects of the disease. In these support groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment. Other possible sources of pancreatic cancer support may include members of the healthcare team, social workers, and counselors.
Living with pancreatic cancer is not easy. Some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical challenges that pancreatic cancer presents.
Some people with the disease find pancreatic cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of pancreatic cancer treatment. Pancreatic cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
People with pancreatic cancer may worry about:
- Caring for their families
- Keeping their jobs
- Continuing daily activities
- Pancreatic cancer treatments
- Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer pancreatic cancer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to people with pancreatic cancer who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. A social worker can provide pancreatic cancer support by suggesting resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.