Patient and Family Support

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. The 5-year relative survival rate is a mere 10% with 70% of patients not surviving past the first year. For these patients and their families, the diagnosis is traumatic and comes with challenges that are emotionally and practically unique to this disease. 

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis can bring overwhelming emotions and stress, often leading to feelings of isolation and uncertainty. Support for the patient is critical to improve quality of life and overall well-being. While we work to challenge the status quo and invest in innovative projects that will change outcomes, we are keenly aware that people facing this disease need help today.

Acknowledging where patients and families are in their cancer experience and then showing up in those places, is our priority.  Whether we are connecting people with peers to share their experiences or counselors to help navigate the emotional and psychological toll of this cancer, or helping answer questions about treatments, second opinions and quality of life – we are there. 

“In doing this work and seeing what my mom went through, I have learned the importance of community. Shared experiences and group support, in good times and bad, are critical to health and wellness.”

Arax Copeman

Peer Support Volunteer

316-4211 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2P 2A9
Toll Free: 1-888-726-2269 
Charitable Registration Number 84870 1967 RR0001