The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) – a national non-profit resolving patient access to health care issues, medical financial limitations, insurance denials and multiple government program enrollments, including Medicaid and Social Security Disability Income – announced today a significant expansion of its Colorectal Care Line (CCL), beginning September 13, 2010.
According to PAF’s 2009 Patient Data and Analysis Report (PDAR), colorectal cancer accounted for nearly 25 percent of the cancer diagnosis groups handled by the Foundation last year. The CCL expansion will assist the growing numbers of colorectal cancer patients contacting PAF for access to care support, debt relief and financial assistance – and through the new CCL expansion, PAF will be able to serve an additional 7,200 colorectal patients each year.
“As colorectal cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with the American Cancer Society estimating nearly 150,000 new cases to be diagnosed this year, it is of utmost importance to PAF to maintain and expand upon our capabilities in helping colon cancer patients who are in need,” said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder and CEO of PAF.
“We are extremely grateful to our generous program supporters in collaborating on this important CCL expansion, which will help us continue to provide all patients with complete medical, financial and emotional support as they battle against colon cancer.”
SOURCE Patient Advocate Foundation