Louisiana Cancer Action Center


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Ask Louisiana lawmakers to improve quality of life by expanding access to palliative care

Palliative care provides essential support for people of any age and at any stage of a serious illness, such as cancer and may be provided in conjunction with curative treatment. It focuses on treating the disease while also ensuring the best possible quality of life for the patient.

Latest Updates

July 10, 2019

ACS CAN launched a collection of digital stories today from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Louisiana, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

June 4, 2019

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.

May 10, 2019

Trey Gibson who lost his 10-year-old daughter, Emilie, to cancer spoke on the steps of the state capitol about the need for palliative care throughout Louisiana as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.

November 15, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 43 rd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Louisiana residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.

State Contacts

Alice Williams
Louisiana Grassroots Manager
Lance Barbour
Louisiana Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Sr. Specialist/Media Advocacy

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