Patient Quality of Life

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Less pain. Emotional stability. Caregiver support. Nutritional guidance.

These are what cancer patients and survivors need when coping with the side effects of cancer treatment. We can reduce health care spending and save more lives by looking beyond treating the cancer and focusing on treating the patient as well.

By supporting the courage, passion and determination of cancer patients and cancer survivors, we will help them defeat cancer and thrive once again.

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Tell the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that improves patient quality of life

This legislation will train and better prepare more doctors, nurses and social workers to provide critical services to cancer patients and survivors.

Latest Updates

May 10, 2017
Idaho

Get the latest update on our success during the 2017 legislative session! With YOUR support we are working to eliminate cancer and make Idaho a healthier place to live.

May 10, 2017
Tennessee

Yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature passed SB 1170 that will establish a state task force on palliative care and quality of life. Palliative care can provide better quality of life for cancer patients, and those with other chronic diseases, and their families by focusing on relieving the pain, stress and other

May 3, 2017
Nebraska

The passage of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Act creates state advisory council and gathers input from health care professionals on ways Nebraska can improve delivery of this type of integrated care.

April 21, 2017
Virginia

Thanks in large part to the efforts of our volunteers, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that will require the Virginia Department of Health to make information and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care professionals, and health care facilities on its website. The bill was then signed by Governor McAuliffe and will go into effect on July 1, 2017.

Patient Quality of Life Resources

This scorecard evaluates balance between needed access to pain medication for cancer patients and efforts to reduce misuse and abuse of pain medications.

Our brochure helps educate cancer patients and their caregivers about palliative care and its benefits. From where you can find it to how you receive it, the brochure can help cancer patients access this important level of medical care.

Our brochure helps educate cancer patients and their caregivers about palliative care and its benefits. From where you can find it to how you receive it, the brochure can help cancer patients access this important level of medical care.