navigation & knowledge CANCER
yearly report 2019
cancer doesn’t discriminate Cancer is currently the leading cause of death in Tarrant County where the population has grown beyond 2 million people. In 2020, cancer is expected to surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the nation. The local rate of diagnosis is increasing.
+9,500 in our area will receive new cancer diagnoses in 2020. Texas Cancer Registry
The financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis affects the majority of cancer patients, through diminished income, increased expenses, agonizing choices, and stressed relationships. Texas Medical Association
In Tarrant County, it is calculated that 800,000 residents will develop cancer during their lifetime. American Cancer Society
of insured Americans with medical bills will spend most or even all of their savings to cover necessary expenses. National Bankruptcy Forum
Research shows that cancer patients who receive navigation: • have better treatment plan adherence • find many barriers to treatment are removed • and are able to better manage their own lives.
our mission Cancer Care Services supports cancer patients, cares for caregivers, and empowers survivors to reduce the impact of cancer in Tarrant County.
who we serve 1%
OTHER, DID NOT DISCLOSE
lives of Tarrant County
1% 2% 2%
cancer patients, survivors,
WHITE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISPANIC/LATINO
race & ethnicity
MULTI-RACIAL MIDDLE EASTERN
and their families are made better - today and in the future - through
our client services.
AGES 40-64 AGE 65 OR OLDER (1,700 CLIENTS) AGES 39 OR YOUNGER UNKNOWN
knowledge to reduce the impact of cancer. The
In 2019, 12% of our clients were adolescents and young adults (AYA).
we use navigation and
truly supporting the
As we have since our founding in 1946, Cancer Care Services supports all cancer diagnoses. We also support all ages.
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household income 51% of clients who reported income to us last year had to manage their care with a yearly household income of less than $20,750.
MELANIE WILSON CEO & CANCER SURVIVOR CANCER CARE SERVICES
navigation & knowledge CANCER NAVIGATION is the individualized assistance we provide to help people overcome healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality health and psychosocial care — from diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience. By providing free
navigation for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors - we reduce the impact of cancer.
Each initial assessment of a new client, including distress screening, requires 3 - 4 hours of program staff time.
Clients receiving navigation met with their navigator in-person an average of four times.
7 out of 10 clients who receive navigation report reduced distress and improved quality of life.
When you’re thrown
into cancer, it’s a whole new world. I wasn’t the same person; I wasn’t the same teacher,
sibling, parent… I mean,
In 2019, we recorded 17,362 individual encounters between clients and social workers, counselors, and other program staff.
I was – but I wasn’t.
support & counseling MORE THAN just providing expertise, cancer navigators also give clients the knowledge to prepare themselves for the future. Our support and counseling services provide emotional support and counseling for all ages.
Our programs build healthy coping skills and connection.
Cancer Care Services gave our children the opportunity to attend CampCARE – their first camp ever. My daughter said in
From cooking classes to summer camp for kids, all our social support programs and activities incorporate therapeutic elements designed and supervised by professional oncology counselors.
the car after the first day, ‘Mom, did you know everyone at In 2019, 1,538 free counseling sessions were provided to 120+ clients, including 94 who were new to service.
camp has someone with cancer in their family?’ I said,
91 ages 19 - 39
56 ages 40-59
95 ages 60-64
38 ages 65 +
Programming that helps patients and caregivers connect to their community is KEY to empowering survivorship. In 2019, 338 clients participated in social connection activities, half of whom were either older adults or school-age adolescents. Cancer doesn’t discriminate.
‘What? No way!’ - but inside I was so glad she had found kids Counseling sessions typically last 45-60 minutes and clients receiving counseling typically schedule sessions monthly.
age 18 and under
who could relate.
direct financial impact Cancer Care Services offers direct financial assistance for those who qualify.
515 unique clients received direct financial assistance in the form of: health insurance premium coverage, medication copays, medical equipment/supplies, transportation vouchers, and liquid nutrition supplements.
$79,679 was distributed in monthly health insurance premiums.
2,287 prescription co-pays were provided to ensure clients received the medication they needed.
did you know? In 2019 we provided financial and emotional support to more than 4,000 people in our community. Over the past 74 years of service, chances are we have helped someone you care about.
of clients who reported income to us had annual income less than 2.5x the Federal Poverty Rate.
Last year, more than 130 volunteers gave 1,500+ hours of service to Cancer Care Services, supplementing program and administrative staff. Cancer Care Services also invested in development of a targeted survivorship navigation program and expanded our team to include a specialized financial navigator. Cancer Care Services staff met with state legislators in February 2019 to advocate for continued investment in the research grants funded by the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas.
www.CancerCareServices.org info@CancerCareServices.org 817-921-0653 623 S. Henderson St. Fort Worth, Texas 76104