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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: Pass PCHETA And Help Improve The Quality Of Life For Cancer Patients

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

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May 19, 2022
National

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), which charges the federal government with expanding both the availability and scope of palliative care services across the country. The bipartisan bill would increase federal

April 11, 2022
National

Washington, D.C.--Today ACS CAN filed comments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding proposed clinical practice guidelines for prescribing opioids. Read the full comments

February 2, 2022

The President announced this morning he is ‘reigniting’ his commitment to ‘end cancer as we know it,’ building on the initial and robust cancer moonshot investment in discovery, prioritizing increased uptake of prevention and addressing health disparities.

November 19, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider landmark legislation that would expand access to affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans through a combination of making low-cost marketplace health plans available to low-income people in states that have yet to expand Medicaid, permanently increasing federal funding for Medicaid in the U.S. Territories, and extending increased subsidies for individuals to buy marketplace coverage nationwide.

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.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness - from point of diagnosis onward. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. This report shares the stories of patients who have benefited from palliative care and providers who deliver this important care.

ACS was invited to review a draft version of a CDC guideline on the use of opioids for chronic pain.  This letter summarizes ACS CAN's concerns with the draft guideline and requests that the proposal be withdrawn.