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Cancer Patients Alliance


Cancer Patient Alliance's mission is to improve health outcomes for cancer patients through cancer education, addressing health disparities, and enabling cancer patients and their families to become active participants in their medical care.

The Big Idea

Cancer Patients Alliance’s BIG Idea for 2023, termed Monterey County Alliance for Cancer, is that in addition to continuing to offer advocacy and support for individual low-income Latinos and farm workers with cancer in the Salinas Valley – to contnue to expand these services to the whole of Monterey County especially including the north county, Marina, Seaside and Big Sur areas. An aspect of this expansion would be further work on the video for dissemination that demonstrates the problems of local low-income Latinos and farm workers as they struggle to receive proper diagnoses, medical access, and reasonable treatment for their cancer.

Over the past year I have received very generous guidance and support from Cancer Patients Alliance including help in getting health insurance, encouragement to receive a full diagnosis for my cancer, surgery for it, and support for travel up to Stanford for medical appointments. I so appreciate and am very grateful to Cancer Patients Alliance.

- Marta Lopez