Establish a Support System

No one should confront pancreatic cancer alone. The personal concerns and challenges pancreatic cancer patients endure are considerable, but they can be eased when they have a partner to help them shoulder the load. Whether it’s a spouse, family member, or friend, finding a partner – someone who may be able to accompany you to doctor visits, and who you can talk to seriously and honestly about the fight you are waging – can be an important part of your medical process.


As part of our mission to provide resources for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and their loved ones, the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation provides funding for several Chicago-area support groups, which you can find information about below. You can also find information about a variety of national cancer support services, all of which the Rolfe Foundation has found to be helpful for patients and caregivers in the past. 

Many of these services provide access to survivors of pancreatic cancer, who can share invaluable insight into whatever questions you may have about treatment, health, nutrition, and recovery.

For additional resources, please see our Local and National Resources, contact the Rolfe Foundation staff directly, or join a support group