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

January 15, 2017
Virginia

Working together, we can convince lawmakers in Virginia that fighting cancer should be a top priority. Our elected leaders make critical decisions that affect cancer-related programs and issues. With your help, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is leading the fight to conquer cancer at the State

January 12, 2017
Minnesota

“The biggest challenges Minnesotans face with receiving palliative care are a lack of education about what it is and a shortage of trained providers,” Housley explained, “An advisory council would help us determine how to address those needs in rural communities, big cities, and everywhere in between.”

November 10, 2016
Minnesota

More than 100 lawmakers, medical professionals, researchers, patients, and volunteers attended ACS CAN Minnesota's Research and Innovation Breakfast to learn how ACS CAN and other groups will be working to improve palliative care in Minnesota during the 2017 state legislative session. "Here in Minnesota, ACS CAN is collaborating

October 14, 2016
Maryland

On October 13,2016 a Policy Forum on Palliative Care that brought together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy. This event helped to unite those in Maryland who are fighting to end cancer. Thank you to Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.