ACS CAN: Ask Chris Hansen – Tonya from Michigan: How does ACS CAN Impact Cancer Patient’s Care?

ACS CAN: Ask Chris Hansen – Tonya from Michigan: How does ACS CAN Impact Cancer Patient’s Care?


this question comes from tanya in barada michigan how much what they see a scanned does directly impacts the overall care of
the cancer patients receive in the long term tanya that’s a great question we do a lot
of things to try to aids and cancer research so that we know what
we’re doing we treat people for cancer we do a lot of work in trying to get the people
the kinds of screens that they need so that they can find cancer on they haven’t read
it we do a lot of things trying to make sure
that they have access to care because if somebody doesn’t have access to
care a lot of times they don’t learn that they
made the first of all they don’t get the screens that they need but they don’t get the treatment that they
need when they need it and so it’s worse when they finally get there we do a lot of things that relate directly
to uh… cancer patients for instance we’ve done a lot of work and trying to make
sure that there is is appropriate pain management for cancer patients and we’ve done that in legislative and
regulatory dilatory work at the federal level we’ve done in the legislative work and states
all across the country uh… we we do things uh… were actually
involved in an initiative right now we’re beginning to try to help i’ll do a better job of uh…
getting resources to doctors and this is something that is a legislative
initiative to try to get resources to doctors so that they have a better understanding of
how to how to communicate with patients about what
kind of care you’re gonna get and what their options are um… we’re trying to make sure that the physicians
get the kind of training that they need so that they know when to shift somebody to palliative care so those are all areas that were
working in very actively and they’re very active has legislative regulatory issues so
tonya that’s a very good question thank you for asking

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