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Access to quality palliative care
Palliative care can increase a cancer patient’s quality of life and life expectancy. Despite this, palliative care is not available to everyone in Saskatchewan when and where they need it. Access varies greatly between rural and urban communities. All health regions receive funding for palliative care. However the level of service and quality of care varies greatly from region to region.
Advanced cancer patients should not face delays or financial barriers accessing palliative care.
Tell your MLA that Saskatchewan needs a plan to ensure everyone has access to the care when and where they need it.
I’m extremely grateful to the Canadian Cancer Society for funding my research with an Innovation Grant.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.