Unified to Conquer Cancer
Cancer patient advocates are an important part of the team in
the fight against cancer. Patient Advocates work in many different ways - some
are dedicated to specific types of cancer, while some concentrate on making
policy or procedure changes by working with legislators, insurance companies,
and physicians; some advocates work to make the medical and scientific
information understandable to cancer patients and their families.
According to some conservative estimates, there are over 250
cancer-related Patient Advocacy organizations in operation on a national or
regional level. These groups have thousands of members and advocates working to
make a difference in the lives of millions.
Many advocates. One goal.
The Coalition is associated with hundreds of individual advocates
organizations. Some have a national presence with high-profile
activities and chapters across the country; others consist of one office with
grassroots efforts. Some focus on one type of cancer, others have a broader
constituency. Whatever their focus, they share a common goal: fighting this
dreaded disease called cancer.
The Coalition supports its patient advocate
members through interactive training and education programs.