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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Congress: Improve The Quality Of Life For Cancer Patients And Survivors

Ask your Representative to support PCHETA to improve the quality of life for patients of all ages living with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers.

Latest Updates

October 22, 2019
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual policy forum will bring together state-based leaders and decision makers in health care to discuss the future of cancer care and survivorship education.

September 9, 2019
National

More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will be on Capitol Hill this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority

Cancer Candor Blog
August 30, 2019
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New Mexico

We’re proud to join the cancer community this September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will continue to focus our advocacy efforts year-round to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for childhood cancer patients and survivors.

August 8, 2019
National

We’re making progress! ACS CAN volunteers have been working hard to garner support for legislation that will improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors through an enhanced level of cancer care. In the House, thanks to the hard work of ACS CAN volunteers, the quality of life

Patient Quality of Life Resources

Research has improved treatments and boosted survival in some types of pediatric cancer, but treatment toxicities still can cause significant suffering that continues into adulthood and can last a lifetime.

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 pediatric 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.