Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Rachel, and how her cancer diagnosis led her to pursue a career in cancer advocacy. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
When her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 32, Nancy Sharp suddenly found herself navigating a new role as a cancer caregiver.
Today’s Wall Street Journal includes an in-depth story from Laura Landro examining the unique challenges facing cancer survivors. The article’s subheadline sums it up in one clear sentence: “As more patients are treated successfully, doctors and researchers are focusing more on helping people navigate the difficult, often lonely years after treatment.”
When health care providers investigate cancer diagnoses and cancer survival rates, it is important for them to examine the disparities between various demographics and what causes these differences as they may impact treatment decision making and outcomes.
The adverse effects of obesity include conditions like type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. However, obesity has also been linked to the development of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.
Today, the Cancer Support Community and Airbnb are teaming up to connect people traveling for cancer treatment with free, temporary housing through Airbnb's Open Homes program.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for July 2019, and her background as a cancer survivor turned advocate. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
This May, we visited the Navajo Nation to mark the opening of the first full-time cancer center on an American Indian Reservation. Since then, two major media companies spotlighted our work with the Navajo Nation and health leaders to create the first full-time cancer care center on an American Indian reservation.
To recognize Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month this month, we answer some commonly asked questions and offer resources to learn more about this treatment.
The High Cost of Five Percent: The Importance of Capping Annual Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Approximately 43 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare Part D - a voluntary outpatient benefit provided through private health insurance plans approved by the federal government. These plans assist seniors in affording their prescription medications. However, for people with complex and serious health conditions who depend on high-cost drugs, affording medications under Medicare Part D is becoming more and more difficult. Read our break-down of the different payment phases in Medicare Part D and an explanation of why imposing a cap (limit) on the amount beneficiaries pay out-of-pocket each year for prescription drugs is more important than ever.