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TAKE ACTION: Congress: Create Healthier Lives for Childhood Cancer Survivors


Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, healthcare, politics, children, cancer, disease, treatment, protection )

Beverly
- 424 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
We can't let young cancer survivors suffer life-threatening effects later in life. Honor the call of Children's Cause Cancer Advocacy and pass H.R. 2058.



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Beverly M. (91)
Monday October 21, 2013, 10:41 am
An estimated 13,500 youths under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and as many as two-thirds who survive are likely to experience at least one late effect of treatment, including issues linked to the brain, endocrine system, or several other vulnerable areas. However, the U.S. doesn’t have a coordinated model for care, leading many survivors to die later in their lives; patients in impoverished areas are even more likely to be affected.

H.R. 2058 — the Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act — seeks to improve the lives of these cancer survivors and their families. It will create pilot programs to develop and strengthen models for childhood cancer care, and design comprehensive, long-term follow-up services for survivors.

Kids with cancer will always be at a higher risk for illness, so it’s time to create a united effort to protect them. Stand with Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy and urge Congress to pass this bill.

 

AniMae Chi (432)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:43 pm
You have added your voice to Create Healthier Lives for Childhood Cancer Survivors
56 supporters. 2,500 needed!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:46 pm
signed #56
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (281)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:24 pm
You have added your voice to Create Healthier Lives for Childhood Cancer Survivors
 

Judy C. (100)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:33 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Mary T. (321)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:02 am
You have added your voice to Create Healthier Lives for Childhood Cancer Survivors - thank you Beverly
 

Ed V. (189)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:49 am
Signed & noted! thanks Beverly
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:38 am
Signed-thx Beverly
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:08 pm
Thank you.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:37 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:10 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Angelene B. (146)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:47 pm
signed
 

Patricia H. (454)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:21 pm
done
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:52 am
Thanks
 

Ludger W. (72)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:39 pm
done
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:04 pm
Noted and signed. TY Beverly
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:10 am
noted and signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:34 pm
signed & noted
 
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