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Support & Survivorship

Pancreatic cancer can impact some of the most basic human functions. Nutrition is a concern, for example. Wilmot provides the area's most extensive support services for patients and their families.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group

This support group is for those with pancreatic, colorectal, liver, esophageal, stomach and other GI cancers and their carepartners. It meets monthly in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701) at Wilmot Cancer Center. To learn more, email Patrice Rogers, LMSW, or call her at (585) 275-5908.


A healthy life after cancer is the goal of every patient. But the best way to achieve that varies widely — depending on you, your type of cancer, and the treatment you received. The Wilmot Cancer Institute offers the area's only Survivorship Program. We provide each patient with a comprehensive plan for life after pancreatic cancer, personalized to your health, life, goals, and concerns. To learn more about the program, talk with your care team.

Palliative care

At Wilmot Cancer Institute, physicians from UR Medicine’s Palliative Care Program are key members of the care team. Sometimes confused with hospice, palliative care can accompany any and all desired medical treatment for cancer or other conditions. Palliative care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms — such as nausea and shortness of breath — that can come with a serious illness like cancer and its treatment. It is about helping those facing cancer and their families live better while they’re undergoing treatment.