WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 180,890 men will be diagnosed in 2016 with prostate cancer1, the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. With this reality, thousands of newly diagnosed patients now face complex decisions around their treatment and health insurance options.
In response to a growing need for personalized patient support specifically for men with prostate cancer, ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer partnered with the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to create ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support. The program aims to help patients better understand their coverage options, access financial resources to pay for treatment, and get help with other needs they encounter from diagnosis to survivorship.
ZERO360 is the only case management program exclusively for men with prostate cancer. This free program offers a holistic approach to support: men will be matched with a case manager who will work with them to address their needs. With deadlines approaching for open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, it is important for men with prostate cancer to get the assistance they need to secure the most optimal insurance plan.
"Each prostate cancer journey is unique. ZERO360 is an exciting new service that adds another layer of personalization to complement the care men are receiving from their doctors and treatment teams each day. I am certain that ZERO360 will be a game-changer by providing an additional support system for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones," says Dr. Alicia Morgans, M.D., M.P.H., Chair of ZERO's Medical Advisory Board.
Prostate cancer can impact the entire family. ZERO360 case managers are on call to answer questions from men and their loved ones about the challenges of fighting prostate cancer. The ZERO360 program can be accessed at https://zerocancer.org/get-support/zero360/ or toll-free at 1-844-244-1309.
About ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families through our patient-centric programs. ZERO's premier activities include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, America's largest men's health event series. We are a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator in 2014 and 2015, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and 94 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.
About Patient Advocate Foundation
About Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF): Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients who have been diagnosed with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth sustained assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources, all at no cost to the patient or their caregiver. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation and its mission to improve health access to all patients, visit www.patientadvocate.org or call 1-800-532-5274.
1 American Cancer Society. (2016) Key statistics for prostate cancer. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-key-statistics
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