Ensuring Access to Oral Chemotherapy

February 3, 2015
abstract artwork with blue, red, yellow, and orange paint

On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, guest host Emily Martin, Communications Director for the Cancer Support Community is joined by four guests to explore a significant advancement in cancer treatment—namely the current problems with accessing this treatment. The treatment is oral chemotherapy, a drug you take by mouth to treat cancer, which for an untold numbers of patients is often too expensive to afford due to outdated health insurance benefit models.

This episode will focus on how this impacts people currently living with cancer, the implications of the lack of affordability for patients, ways in which new laws will improve access and how everyone can become a part of a solution to this problem.