For nearly a decade, the most distinguished minds in cancer care have advocated for shared decision-making — patients partnering with their clinicians to make informed decisions that are consistent with their needs, values, and preferences. Although widely perceived as the gold standard for decision-making, in cancer care it seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Did you know that right now, people who are not satisfied with their Medicare Advantage Plan can switch to Original Medicare? The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period runs from January 1 to February 14 each year. Read on to learn more!
This information is republished with permission from the Medicare Rights Center.
Four members of CancerCare were invited to participate in a morning of roundtable discussions at the White House on January 11.
This past October, CancerCare held a roundtable discussion titled “Improving the Quality of Life for Lung Cancer Patients” at its national headquarters in New York City. Celebrated lung cancer advocates and key opinion leaders in lung cancer treatment held a dialogue and gave presentations reviewing the significance of patient-reported outcomes related to patients with lung cancer.
A recent survey conducted by CancerCare of more than 1,300 breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer patients diagnosed within the past five years found that the vast majority had not heard the term “clinical pathway”. Even after it was defined, fewer than half claimed to be familiar with the term.
With over 30,000 members of the cancer community in attendance, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is one of the biggest events of the year for breakthroughs in cancer research. Our recap aims to give a quick glance at the meeting’s highlights.
If you’d like to take a deeper dive into ASCO, you can listen to our Connect Education Workshop series, “Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments,” which features updates from ASCO 2015.
CancerCare is pleased to announce that a new booklet, “Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology,” is now available!
The final episode of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” discussed recent advances in cancer treatment and covered a number of concerns facing people affected by cancer today. The episode talked about two important aspects of a person’s cancer experience: finding strong emotional support networks and navigating the financial challenges surrounding a cancer diagnosis.
Part 2 of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” follows the intensifying search for a cure in the 1970s and ‘80s. The episode also explores the beginning of patient activism, and shows patients with cancer and their families becoming more involved in decisions about their treatment.