The Hirshberg Foundation is dedicated to serving our pancreatic cancer patients every step of the way. Most commonly, we receive requests from newly diagnosed patients and their families who find themselves thrust into a brand-new world filled with important health care decisions, new terminology and more. Learning of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis can start a whirlwind of questions and we are here to provide answers.
We’ve collected some of our best resources for those who have recently been diagnosed, including a nurses guide to diagnosis, helpful resources for how to communicate with caregivers, a symptom tracking app and additional tools to navigate this disease. We are here to help; reach out for one-on-one Patient Support today.
Navigating from Diagnosis to Treatment
Navigating from Diagnosis to Treatment presented by Margaret Tempero, MD, shares important information for patients that have just received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She stresses that statistics should only be considered a guidepost and each individual experience can be beyond any set of statistics.
Dr. Tempero is Director, UCSF Pancreas Center and Leader of the UCSF Pancreas Program. She oversees a full portfolio of projects from risk assessment to early detection, biology, and therapeutics in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
A Nurses Guide to Pancreatic Cancer From Diagnosis to Treatment
A Nurses Guide to Pancreatic Cancer From Diagnosis to Treatment presented by nurse practitioners Lauren Damato and Megan Price, is a great resource for understanding the process and determining a course of treatment. There are a multitude of concerns and emotions that arise when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; this presentation offers a road map to help.
Lauren and Megan discuss how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, surgical resection and chemotherapy options including immunotherapy, with resources to help navigate the side effects of treatment.
Cancer of the Pancreas Booklet
The Hirshberg Foundation’s Cancer of the Pancreas booklet was created to help guide patients and families through their experience with pancreatic cancer. It enables patients to actively participate in their own care and make informed decisions with a medical team. Read about diagnosis, staging, treatment, and supportive care all in one easy to understand booklet. Our Cancer of the Pancreas booklet is available as a digital download.
chemoWave Mobile App
The chemoWave Mobile App allows patients to take control of their chemotherapy journey. Many patients find it difficult to understand the symptoms associated with their treatment, and this app helps track and manage these symptoms & side effects. As you track your overall health, you’ll discover insights and have actionable data to help you and your healthcare team optimize your treatment experience.