Cancer Wellness – A Focus on the Importance of Supportive Care

Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and other direct treatments are key to fighting and removing cancer from a patient’s body, but they’re not the only variables to consider. A patient whose entire range of needs, from physical to mental, is being met is a healthier, happier patient. Join the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) for a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET as COA’s Director of Patient Advocacy and Education, Rose Gerber, MS, discusses cancer wellness and the role of care support with MaryAnn Fragola, DNP, ANPc, ACHPN, Chief of Wellness Services at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists.

Rose and Dr. Fragola will discuss current best practices for addressing patient wellness, including creating dietary plans, exercise systems, mental therapy schedules, and more. Dr. Fragola will provide insight from the provider side about addressing these topics, and how providers can address patient concerns about changing normal routines to better their wellness. Caring for a patient’s physical and mental health requires addressing nutritional needs, exercise regimens, mental counseling schedules, and more.

CPAN Advocacy Chats are regular virtual 30-minute educational conversations about cancer advocacy and policy with a guest speaker invited to discuss issues important to patients and advocates. Summaries of previous Advocacy Chats are available on the CPAN website.

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    Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What Patients Need to Know

    May 15, 2024 12:00 pm

    The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) held a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, May 15, at 12 p.m. ET about the impact of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on patient care and what patients need to know when interacting with PBMs.