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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U.S. House of Representatives

Ask the U.S. House to vote on our patient quality of life bill

With more than half of all U.S. Representatives supporting our legislation, we have the votes, Now, we need to push Congress to vote on our bill.

Latest Updates

April 11, 2018
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. Included in the proposal are several promising provisions that aim to address addiction while maintaining access to necessary relief for individuals fighting pain from cancer and

April 4, 2018
National

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final Medicare rule yesterday that did not include a proposal that would have set hard limits on opioid pain medication at the pharmacy unless an insurer authorized special permission for a larger dose.

March 23, 2018
Idaho

This week ACS CAN participated in a chemotherapy informational hearing at the State Capitol on the unequal cost cancer patients incur for oral (pill and liquid) versus intravenous (IV) chemotherapies on Idaho’s state-based health care plans. As targeted oral chemotherapy advances, it is apparent that the most effective or, in

October 31, 2017
National

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ACS CAN volunteers and breast cancer survivors share why a better type of care for cancer patients is so important Fighting cancer shouldn’t just involve drugs and medical treatments. It also should involve care focused on improving the cancer patient’s quality of

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.