New Mexico Press Releases

January 25, 2017

New Mexico Cancer Community Urges Support for Palliative Care Legislation to Improve Patient Quality of Life

New Mexicans suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses face more than just the symptoms of their disease.  The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) backs legislation introduced today to highlight the critical need for palliative care programs, a growing field of specialized medical care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families by focusing on relief from pain, stress and other symptoms.