When you´re at a crossroad in your cancer journey, Breakaway from Cancer® is here to help. Whether you´re newly diagnosed, have finished your treatment, or want to reduce your risk, we have collected useful resources and put them all in one place.
When the Prevent Cancer Foundation began its work in 1985, prevention was not regarded as a major strategy in the war on cancer. Scientists primarily focused on discovering new cancer treatments rather than thinking about ways to prevent the disease from ever developing or to detect it in early stages. Today, however, prevention research is recognized as essential to the fight against cancer. Through its grants and fellowships program, the Foundation has played a pivotal role in initiating advances in cancer prevention in two key ways – by funding novel ideas of early career investigators who often go on to mentor the next generation of prevention researchers, and by supporting established scientists who are changing the direction of their research to take on prevention. Now that scientists better understand how tumors develop, they are discovering new ways that people can reduce their cancer risks through a healthy lifestyle.
Providing Support, Education, and Hope Cancer Support Community is an international non–profit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer. As the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, the organization offers a network of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people. To ensure no one has to face cancer alone, these support services are available through a network of professionally led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and other non–profits, as well as online..
Helping Patients Access Quality Healthcare PAF´s professional case management staff provides a broad spectrum of services to patients experiencing access to care issues. PAF case managers are specialized in the areas of nursing, social work, medical coding and billing and insurance, equipping them to assist patients with issues including: obtaining pre–authorization approvals; accessing required pharmaceutical therapies; developing and expediting the appeals process; and expediting applications for federal and state income and disability programs. Our case managers are experts in negotiating relief from medical debt as well as locating resources for cost of living expenses. We strive to establish a safety net for both insured and un/under insured patients experiencing access to care issues. The primary goal of the case management staff is to assure access to prescribed health care by negotiate positive resolutions to issues that have previously resulted in denial of access to health care, while educating and empowering consumers to facilitate informed decisions in the future.
Founded by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools and resources that empower people to advocate for themselves. Patients empowered with information and tools can receive optimal care by making their needs known to their doctors and care teams. NCCS strongly believes in evidence-based advocacy that reflects the needs of all cancer survivors to effect policy change at the national level. By advocating for patient-centered, coordinated care through treatment planning and care.