November 11, 2020
An estimated 19,590 female Texas residents will learn they have breast cancer this year, and getting to their scheduled treatment may be one of their greatest roadblocks. Cancer patients undergoing treatment frequently require assistance getting to and from facilities, often creating a financial and logistical burden. That is why the American Cancer Society has awarded a transportation grant of $7,500 to Methodist Hospital. These funds will be used to address the transportation needs of breast cancer patients in San Antonio.
“Transportation is a challenge in our community for patients who do not have private vehicles, easy access to public transportation, or reliable transportation. Our team will have the ability to provide financial assistance for transportation, which will ensure patients have access to cancer treatments and not delay treatment,” commented Veronica Campos, Director of Navigation.
To help patients get the critical care they need, American Cancer Society community transportation grants are awarded at a local level to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations. These grants are available in select communities through an application process and focus on addressing the unmet transportation needs of cancer patients, particularly vulnerable populations experiencing an unequal burden of cancer.
“At Methodist Healthcare, we live by our mission to provide exceptional and cost-effective healthcare accessible to all. We value our partnership with the American Cancer Society and are truly grateful for the generous transportation grant awarded to us,” stated Veronica.
To learn more about oncology services at Methodist Hospital, visit SAhealth.com/specialties/oncology