Essential Health Benefits for Cancer Patients:
Ensuring Access and Quality

Screening and early detection

Diagnosis and molecular classification

Care planning and doctor-patient communication


Survivorship care

Palliative Care Across the Continuum of Care

Economic Protections to Ensure Access to Quality Care

This statement developed and endorsed by the Cancer Leadership Council

American Society for Radiation Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cancer Support Community
The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
Fight Colorectal Cancer
International Myeloma Foundation
Kidney Cancer Association
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lymphoma Research Foundation
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Lung Cancer Partnership
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

December 2011

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