Patient Advocacy

September 20, 2021

Survivor Spotlight: Jackie Ricords

Jackie Ricords was just 41 with a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old when she found out she had breast cancer. She had…

September 16, 2021

Mammogram Outreach Digital Toolkit

Thousands of women missed their mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition has launched a statewide initiative to…

June 21, 2021

Philadelphia Inquirer Article Features PBCC Patient Advocacy

Extra, Extra! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s patient advocacy is featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article, which tells the story of…

March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Health Insurance Relief

The American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden, includes provisions which will make health insurance more affordable for…

March 3, 2021

Online Support Groups for Cancer Patients or Caregivers

During this time of COVID and social distancing, connecting with support groups can be challenging. Here are some online support groups…

October 28, 2020

Patient Advocacy: Hair to Stay

Scalp cooling is a process that minimizes chemotherapy-induced hair loss by continuous application of precisely cooled caps (either individual caps or…

October 27, 2020

Sen. Casey, PBCC Fight for Pre-existing Conditions Protections

There is a critical issue on the line in our country… again. If the U.S. Supreme Court votes to repeal the…

August 21, 2020

Screening vs. Diagnostic Mammograms

One of the most frequent questions we hear is “What is the difference between screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms?” followed by…

July 6, 2020

Patient Advocacy Tip: Help with Pet Costs During Cancer

CancerCare recognizes that pets are an integral part of a cancer patient’s support network and developed this program to address the distinct…

June 30, 2020

Patient Advocacy Tip: Fertility Financial Assistance for Breast Cancer Survivors

Fertility Program for Cancer Survivors Some women who go through cancer treatment find that they cannot have children afterward as chemotherapy…