Change the Course of pancreatic cancer this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is critical to increasing survival, but today there is no standard test to find pancreatic cancer early. Help us raise awareness about this disease and the steps everyone can take to be proactive about their health.

PanCAN Patient Services

is here for you by offering free one-to-one support as as well as tools and resources to navigate your pancreatic cancer journey.

Recognize the Symptoms

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“If you can catch it early enough, it is survivable. I’m proof it’s survivable.”

JR White, two-year pancreatic cancer survivor

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Pancreatic cancer may cause only vague symptoms that could be confused with many other abdominal or gastrointestinal issues. It’s important to listen to your body and talk to your doctor about pancreatic cancer if you experience any of the following warning signs.

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Pain (usually in the abdomen or back)

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Unexplained weight loss

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Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and/or eyes)

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Loss of appetite

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Change in stool

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New-onset diabetes

Read more about pancreatic cancer symptoms.

Understand the Risk

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“When I was having pancreatitis attacks, I didn’t realize what the outcome could be. I assumed I was young and fairly healthy…I was quite surprised when the doctor told me.”

Pamela Jackson, 12-year pancreatic cancer survivor

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Certain risk factors may increase the likelihood of getting pancreatic cancer, like family history, race or ethnicity, smoking, diabetes, obesity, age and others.

Take our 10-question quiz

to learn more about pancreatic cancer risk factors and what may increase your risk.

Learn about the seven steps

you can take to reduce your pancreatic cancer risk. Download our one sheet.

Be an Advocate for Your Health
PanCAN can help

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“I have taken the initiative to advocate for myself with my healthcare providers, so they’re aware of my family history.”

Ryan Moniz, family member. Ryan and his sister, Lauren, lost their father, Avito Moniz, to pancreatic cancer

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It can be difficult to speak with a doctor about pancreatic cancer risks and symptoms. Our conversation guide can help.

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Contact PanCAN Patient Services. Our expert Case Managers provide free, one-to-one support for patients with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones.


Here are three ways you can help change the course of pancreatic cancer this month:

Take part in advancing research and support for patients by making a gift today.


Register for free and start fundraising for PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, on April 27, 2024.


Join us on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Nov. 16, 2023, for our webinar, “Change the Course: Early Detection for Pancreatic Cancer”


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Donate today. You’ll fund leading-edge research. And make sure every person faced with pancreatic cancer has somewhere to turn.