Step Five: Build Your Support System

No one should confront pancreatic cancer alone.

The challenges of the disease are considerable, but a strong support network—including family, friends and the Rolfe Foundation —can help you. Whether it’s a spouse, family member, or friend, finding someone who may be able to accompany you to doctor visits, and to whom you can talk seriously and honestly about your treatment options and plan, can be an important part of your medical process.

Resources You Can Rely On

As part of our mission to provide resources for pancreatic cancer patients and their families, 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 valuable 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 at 773.989.1108, via email or join a support group.