Filipino – Americans in Central Florida with current diagnosis or history of Cancer of all sites, their families and their caregivers. Type your paragraph here.
We firmly believe in the philosophy of providing compassionate care, comfort, and support to cancer patients, their families and caregivers in order to maintain and/or promote quality of life through education, networking, and efficient utilization of community resources.
The Filipino Cancer Network of America PNACF in collaboration with other organizations is a well-established and thriving community - based organization recognized for its firm commitment and dedication to cancer prevention and support for Filipino Americans affected by cancer.
To establish a registry to identify and determine the approximate number of Filipino – Americans with a cancer diagnosis in Central Florida
To train our group facilitators on current trends and management of physical and psychosocial symptoms of cancer and cancer related treatments.
To help improve patients’ treatment outcomes and prognosis through cancer prevention and early detection education.
To assist patients with suspected cancers in their referral to appropriate cancer institutions and/or cancer affiliated specialists in obtaining the right diagnosis, appropriate cancer treatment and management
To influence a change in behaviors and attitudes of Filipino – American cancer patients, their families and caregivers regarding cancer, treatment and care and the use of available community resources.
To provide and enhance cancer support and care among the Filipino – American community through FCNA-PNACF.
Provide group support for the newly diagnosed, actively treated and survivors including families and caregivers
Provide Cancer Prevention education workshops and materials
Provide important links to cancer agencies and organizations
Provide a valuable library of cancer reference materials, books, literature
Provide networking for cancer patients and families through established support groups
Assist in referrals to community resources (Home Health agencies, Hospice Care, DME – Durable Medical Equipment, IV Infusion companies, etc.)
Provide continuing education to facilitators among the Filipino – American community