Blog posts matching "Patient Quality of Life"

July 24, 2012

ACS CAN Launches New Advertising Campaign to Focus on Palliative Care

If you live in D.C., you might have noticed a new ad today in a Capitol Hill newspaper like National Journal or online on a site such as The HillŠ—'s Healthwatch blog. IŠ—'m excited to announce that we launched our new advertising campaign today, which asks lawmakers to support legislation introduced last week that would expand access to palliative care.

July 20, 2012

Legislation Introduced Would Improve PatientsŠ—' Quality of Life

It goes without question that our nation has made significant progress in the treatment of cancer. Today, we are saving 350 more lives per day than we were in 1990. However, as doctors focus on the treatment of a patientŠ—'s cancer, the patientsŠ—' comfort and concerns are frequently overlooked.

June 26, 2012

Guest Post: The Better End

I thought DanŠ—'s knowledge of advanced directives was pertinent to the broader discussion of palliative care because ultimately, and unfortunately, some cancer patients do not get well. So, I invited him to contribute to this blog. I hope you find his perspective useful.