Providing Unwavering Support to Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year.

Awareness

We help people learn about pancreatic cancer, warning signs, testing, self-care, and treatment options. There are risk factors you can affect.

Donate

We provide financial assistance to pancreatic cancer patients in need of either living expenses or a one-time unforeseen emergency.

Our chapters, volunteers, and founder provide community awareness, support, and fundraising for our assistance programs.

Our Mission

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is a nonprofit organization that provides unwavering support to people touched by pancreatic cancer. We believe that awareness, education, research, and direct financial assistance help provide earlier diagnosis, patient security, and increased survival rates. It is our mission to provide support so that pancreatic cancer patients can focus on their treatment and their families.

Do You Know Someone Affected by Pancreatic Cancer?

Do you know someone in need of assistance?

Would YOU help us take a stand against pancreatic cancer?

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is funded by donations only. Your donations enable us to provide unwavering support to those in need. Pancreatic cancer is a silent killer and many do not survive much past diagnosis. Testing and medical treatment is extremely expensive even with insurance. We want to provide support for both patients and their families.

"I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic/liver cancer. It has been a difficult time for me, and my family. I am forever grateful for the financial support from NPCF. Your contribution has helped me and so many others, as I read the testimonials. Because of your support, I was able to keep a roof over my head, it helped me to concentrate on healing, and not having to worry about losing my home, my place to heal, what an awesome gift! Thank you for being a blessing to me, and may God bless you as you continue to bless others."

Cheryl Varner

"I Thank the Foundation very much, for the help and support you have truly been there for me. National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has very compassionate and caring employees who talk and care about you. I had to start chemo again on Dec, 17th. This time, I have gotten scared, it’s going to be more intense. But I am not giving up and I know that I have the NPCF here for me.I love you all and may God Bless the people and donors for having a giving and caring heart. Thank you."

Valarie Batts

"I wanted to thank the NPCF for assisting me with my utility bills during my battle with Pancreatic cancer. I am currently going through chemotherapy at this time and it is taking a toll on my body. My wife is currently working but we are falling behind on our bills because we used to have two incomes coming into our family but now we have a single income coming in to make our payments. So a big thanks to the Cancer Foundation for assisting our family with our bills."

Ken Little Thunder

"A couple of months ago I got the rug of life ripped out from underneath me, I'm 57, and have a large tumor on the head of my pancreas, they say it is stage one. So I feel very blessed for that.  But with chemo every two weeks, I am constantly tired, and unable to keep up with my regular work pattern.

To say npcf has had an impact on my life, is to totally understate things, if it wasn't for them I could have very easily lost my home which I just bought in January, but with their help with mortgage and land rent, I will make it!!    

A huge , and I mean HUGE, thank you to Jess, who has been by my side from day one, helping me through the process, I would not have made it without you Jess, ty so very much. And thank you to all my angels at the npcf.ty tyty!"

Greg Eden

"I wanted to take a moment to thank-you VERY MUCH for the assistance.  It helped me get through the period of missed work and lost hours (reduced due to physical limitations).  It also meant that I was able to divert funds to cover travel expenses for all of the doctor visits and procedures.

I was extremely worried about potential bill collectors until I was able to get back on my feet and this allowed me to hopefully get over the hump. 
I am feeling pretty well after surgery and will be starting a new job on August 1st.  It pays much better than my current employer and has solid benefits to allow me better peace of mind in the future.
Again Thank-you, Thank-you!"

Derek Schwemm

Nominate A Warrior

Share your story or nominate someone that pancreatic cancer has touched as a tribute. We want to honor you our your loved one as one of Our Warriors.

Sharing stories about how pancreatic cancer affects people's lives is powerful! Your stories help us to spread awareness about what patients and families go through.

Getting a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is difficult. Spreading awareness about the needs of patients and the need for better testing is so important.

Create a legacy after someone has passed.

Providing Unwavering Support for Pancreatic Cancer Patients Since 2009.

2021 Total Assistance

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Total Assistance Since May 2009

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Call 800-859-6723 to Donate Or Contact Us

We are committed to improving the lives of people impacted by pancreatic cancer.
By advancing research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients we are making an impact.

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By NPCF | December 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: Know your options to advocate for your choices.

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By NPCF | January 24, 2019

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