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Learn how the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society works to deliver lifesaving services to cancer patients and caregivers in Illinois. Meet a few of the people who make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families every day, and learn how the American Cancer Society supports any patient who needs assistance.
Learn how the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society works to deliver lifesaving services to cancer patients and caregivers in Illinois. Meet a few of the people who make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families every day, and learn how the American Cancer Society supports any patient who needs assistance.

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Published by: DetermiNation Illinois on Mar 08, 2011
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Integrated resources
or everyone with cancer
 
Patient Navigation Services™ in Illinois
Annual Report 2010
77
Patient centersstatewide
31,200
Patients and caregiversserved in 2010
20%
Average yearly growthin number o peopleserved since 2004
 
C
onsiderthecourageittakesjusttoshowupforanotherround ofchemotherapy–tobearupwithdignitythroughthefearsandphysicalchallengesofatreatmentregimen–everymorning,everynight.Isthereanythinginlifemoreinspiringthanonewhoiswillingtoghtsohardforit?Ormoreworthyofourtotalsupport?
 
122,000
patients and caregivershave been assistedsince 2004.Nearly
2/3
o uninsured and Medicaidpatients with cancer inIllinois received ree resourcesthrough our programin 2010.
Thanks
 
to your partnership,
no one acing cancer in Illinoishas to fght alone.
S
 
even years ago we envisioned a “circle of care” that would embraceevery individual touched by cancer in our state, delivering crucialresources for patients, caregivers and families.
Katherine L. Griem,MD, FACR
President 
Mary E. Pierce,SPHR
Chair of the Board 
Steven M. Derks
Chief Executive Ofcer 
With the steadfast support of medical partners and leading donors likeyou, we have worked to transform this vision into reality. Today our PatientNavigation Services
TM
network offers caring, effective services for anyonetouched by cancer in Illinois.In 2010, we continued to deliver integrated, hands-on services for tensof thousands, with special emphasis on the uninsured and medically underserved. Strong partnerships with hospitals, cancer clinics andmedia partners statewide helped us reach a greater share of newly diagnosed patients with timely, personalized services.
We are gratied to witness all we have achieved since our program’sfounding – yet we know there is much more to be done.
 In the past 12 months alone, an estimated 65,200 people living in Illinoishave heard the devastating words,
“You have cancer.” 
Please join us as werecommit ourselves to the vital work of offering them the best possiblechance to get well.

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