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

April 21, 2017
Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Signs Palliative Care Bill 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 palliaitive care available to the public, health care professionals, and health care faciliities

April 21, 2017
Montana

Today, Governor Bullock offered hope to thousands of Montanans facing cancer and other chronic illnesses by signing into law House Bill 285 to improve their quality of life through palliative care.

April 6, 2017
California

(Sacramento, CA) – April 4, 2017. Cancer patients, survivors and their families from throughout California gathered at the Capitol today. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Cancer Awareness Day at the Capitol assembled a large cadre of cancer advocates who urged lawmakers to make fighting

March 22, 2017

The “Palliative Care Hospice Education and Training Act” has been introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. This bill aims to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by better coordinating their care and addressing the often-debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment.

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.