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All.Can’s definition of efficient cancer care: Behind the scenes

Author: Borna Ivan Müller, All.Can Public Affairs Working Group member and Access Policy Leader, Roche Why All.Can (re)defined efficiency? “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched…

Early diagnosis in oncology, a key to a more efficient healthcare system

Ma. Eugenia De la Fuente describes how the findings of the All.Can Argentina patient survey inspired actions towards shortening the time lag between first consultation and diagnosis for cancer patients in the country.

Patient story: ‘The fact my cancer was missed feels like a failure’

This patient story describes a delay in receiving a diagnosis and struggling with the intense chemotherapy.

Patient story: ‘I never received any psychosocial support’

This patient story recounts the experience of a respondent who experienced severe anxiety and a lack of psychosocial support for himself and his wife.

Patient story: ‘There is a psychological burden on the family’

This patient story talks about the psychological impact of cancer, despite treatment being efficient and effective.

Patient story: ‘I feel that my initial diagnosis was handled badly’

This patient story shares the experience of a respondent who struggled to get the interventions she felt she needed.

Patient story: ‘I don’t know whether I’d have been given so much information if I hadn’t asked’

In this patient story, one respondent discusses the benefits of having a care team willing to answer the patient’s questions

Patient story: ‘Follow-up is difficult – and it lasts forever’

This patient story follows the experience of a woman still living with side effects many years after her cancer treatment.

Patient story: ‘It’s confusing to get mixed messages’

This patient story highlights how distressing a lack of clear information can be for people with cancer.