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

November 7, 2019
Pennsylvania

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual policy forum will focus on issues in oncology and health care policy affecting the lives of tri-state residents and everyday Americans.

October 30, 2019

The U.S. House has unanimously passed our bill to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. This win was thanks to the hard work, persistence and dedication of ACS CAN volunteers who have tirelessly championed this bill. Earlier this year, ACS CAN challenged their volunteers to help

October 28, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2019 – Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). The bipartisan bill would increase federal research funding for palliative care, including pain and symptom management, and would establish palliative care education and training programs

October 28, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Barriers to accessing appropriate therapies to address the physical and psychological side effects of cancer treatment continue to persist for patients and survivors, according to survey results from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Survivor Views , an initiative launched by ACS

Patient Quality of Life Resources

Our brochure helps educate cancer patients and their caregivers about improving quality of life through palliative care and its benefits.

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.