According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.
Blog posts tagged "palliative"
Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state of Florida traveled to Tallahassee last week to ask Florida lawmakers to support the creation of a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Taskforce.
Nearly 100 Massachusetts cancer patients, survivors and their families gathered at the State House Monday to ask legislators to support expanded access to and awareness of palliative care services for those fighting cancer and other serious illnesses.
Palliative care suffers from an identity problem. That's the first line of an important article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today.
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 patient's cancer, the patients' comfort and concerns are frequently overlooked.