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Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocate Network (CPAN)

The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocate Network (CPAN) was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable care for all cancer patients. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active.

We invite you to visit the CPAN Website for exciting and useful information as well as to learn more of how you can get involved by Clicking Here.

PLEASE HELP US DOCUMENT PATIENT EXPERIENCES
CONCERNING RECEIVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

We are collecting data regarding any issues you as a patient encounter that are either really positive
or negative from specialty, mail order, retail and/or in house physician pharmacies. patientpharmacistOur intent is to write a paper to make others aware of issues around patients not receiving prescription medications in a timely manner or the inconveniences or problems associated around trying to attain oncology related prescription medications. Please be specific as possible in relating your story in order to help us relate the stories to the appropriate sources in order to affect positive change. We will not be publicizing any information regarding your personal information.

* Also note that we are not collecting any personal data.

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PATIENT NEWS

 

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING A MEDICARE DRUG PLAN THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

The annual Medicare open enrollment period is underway, having begun on Oct. 15 and extending through Dec. 7. During this period, you can shop for new Medicare policies and even switch from Original Medicare (Parts A and B) to a Medicare Advantage plan or vice versa. Most people don’t change plans, despite studies that repeatedly find they could save money and improve their coverage by doing so. Doing nothing here means you actually are doing something — automatically re-enrolling in your current plan…

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PATIENT RESOURCES

assistPoint

Visit assistPoint Website
accguide

Visit ACCC Website
nccnguide

Visit NCCN Website

These Patient Resources Below are Provided Courtesy of Pfizer.

Oncology Medicine Diary
Older Adults and Medicines
Patient Disease-Specific Newsletter You and Your Health Care Provider . . . Managing cancer
Medication Diary
It's Time to Take Your Medicine
Educates About Key Adherence Issues Taking it Right
Educates About Key Adherence Issues Know When You Need a Refill
Your Plan-to-Quit Cards
How Ready Are You to Quit?
Identify Your Smoking Risk Situations
Create a Cigarette-Free Zone
Your 24-Hour Smoking Log
Being Prepared With Quit Strategies
Your Reasons to Quit
The 24-Hour Action Plan
Understanding Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
Getting Past Urges
Create an Emergency Kit
Add Up Your Successes
Step Away From the Scales
Patient: My Medicines
Patient: My Medicines Instructions
Patient: Taking Medication Matters

Contact Rose Gerber by email Roseg@COACancer.org or visit CPAN’s Website for more information about CPAN.