Cancer Action, Inc.
Overland Park, KS
Head and neck cancer patients have unique needs due to the location of the cancer and the side effects that occur from treatment. Cancer Action’s Patient Services Program is designed to provide an array of support services head and neck cancer patients need to address the side effects and impact of cancer and its treatment. The more critical needs include nutritional supplement support, prescription assistance, medical equipment and supplies, transportation assistance and case management. $65,500
Most head and neck cancer patients have some type of dental or mouth problems during their treatment. Treatment for some head and neck cancers involve loss or removal of teeth. Without teeth, a person’s nutritional status and health continue to be compromised. The lack of properly fitted dentures or partials can also lead to further complications including pain, infection, and potential deterioration of the affected area. Partnering with a prosthodontist, the Patient Dental Services Program will provide partial prosthetic or full dentures for head and neck cancer patients who have had partial or full removal of their teeth due to the cancer, treatment and/or side effects. $30,000 (Read about one patient’s transformative experience Cancer Action denture program.)