The Pancare Foundation is Australia’s only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers – pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
Each year more than 12,400 Australians are diagnosed; and because there is no early detection test for these cancers, tragically many only find out when the cancer is already advanced. It’s our mission to improve survival and support for all Australians diagnosed with upper GI cancers.
Through our dedicated patient support program, PanSupport, we support patients and their families from the point of diagnosis, through to treatment and beyond.
Whether it’s coping with a diagnosis, understanding treatment options, managing side effects, connecting with others or counselling for those who have lost a loved one, our PanSupport team are there every step of the way providing dedicated support through every stage of the cancer journey. All of our services are available complimentary, thanks to your generous support.
Our PanSupport services for patients and their families include:
• telehealth support - specialist upper GI cancer nurses
• counselling support
• cancer information and resources
• support groups
• financial assistance.
This year, your Dry July fundraising will directly fund the work of our PanSupport team of specialist upper GI cancer nurses, counsellor and patient support manager.
So, what are you waiting for?! Go Dry this July and help give more than hope to Australians affected by upper GI cancers.