Cancer Resources

Maine Resources

All Cancers

https://www.mainecancer.org/grants/maine-fund-cancer-patients
https://www.dempseycenter.org
https://www.bethwrightcancercenter.org

Breast Cancer

http://www.mainebreastcancer.org
https://www.caringconnectionsmaine.org
 

 

Pancreatic Cancer

https://www.purpleirisfoundation.com
https://www.facebook.com/Bob-Smilie-Pancreatic-Cancer-Memorial-Fund-594410187374137

National Resources

http://www.projectpurple.org

http://www.npcf.us/programs/financial-resources

Pancreatic Cancer Clinics/Treatment Facilities

https://www.cancercenter.com/pancreatic-cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials

http://pathology.jhu.edu/pancreas/mdc/index.php

https://clinicaltrials.pancan.org

 

Other Resources

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. Our volunteers offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery.

https://www.cancerhopenetwork.org

CaringBridge

CaringBridge offers free and private websites
for people facing a serious illness.  Patients &
caregivers can share updates, post photos, and
receive messages of hope & encouragement
through a guestbook.
https://www.caringbridge.org

CancerCare
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

CancerCare is a national non-profit organization
that helps people face the many challenges of a
cancer diagnosis by offering free education and
support programs to help patients and loved
ones understand and deal with their diagnosis,
treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, &
other important issues.
https://www.cancercare.org

For many Mainers faced with a cancer diagnosis, life seems to stop.

They suddenly find themselves in a raging storm of emotions, treatment choices, and financial challenges.  For some, they have tough decisions to make about where, and when, to receive care. There are many others who opt to forgo treatment.  They do so because long, frequent trips to Brewer cause physical and financial burdens on both the patients and their families. Sarah’s House serves all these people, and makes much-needed treatment options more accessible to those who would otherwise choose not to travel.

https://www.sarahshouseofmaine.org

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The Dempsey Center, located in Lewiston and South Portland, Maine, makes life better for people managing the impact of cancer. Services are provided at no cost.

https://www.dempseycenter.org/

Check out our online databases, as well as the portal to the Digital Maine Library which can be accessed from anywhere in the state for free.To use many of these databases you must have an up-to-date Bangor Public Library card. To access the online databases and portal, click the link below.

https://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org/databases-1/

To find out how you can get your library card, click the link below

https://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org/circulation/

Find us: 

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Email us:

purpleirisfoundation@gmail.com

PHONE: 207-579-1969

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