August 3, 2022 Updated 4:15 P.M. ET
JACKSONVILLE (FLV) – First Lady Casey DeSantis unveiled an initiative called Florida Cancer Connect that provides information on cancer treatment, caregiver tools, and stories from Floridians who have fought the disease.
“When I was going through my cancer fight, I saw the need for a centralized hub that housed everything patients and caretakers could need while dealing with this disease,” DeSantis said.
The website is located at flcancerconnect.com. Governor DeSantis announced in May that Casey DeSantis received her final radiation treatment.
“Florida Cancer Connect arms Floridians with valuable knowledge while instilling hope into the lives of those facing cancer by sharing positive survivor stories,” DeSantis said. “Our mission with this website is simple – make the cancer battle easier and instill hope in those fighting.”
The Florida Cancer Connect website will help people understand cancer research and prevention programs, locate a health care provider specializing in cancer care, navigate the complexities of cancer related insurance coverage, obtain caregiver resources, and hear from Floridians who have fought the disease.
“Floridians across our state have been impacted by cancer in some way, whether it be from their own battle or that of a loved one. Florida Cancer Connect will serve as an excellent resource for all Florida families to find the knowledge, help, and support they need no matter where they are in their cancer journey,” said Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Simone Marstiller.
Florida is second in the nation for newly diagnosed cancer cases. Survivor stories will be added on the website over time. Floridians interested in sharing their survivor story can reach out via email to: [email protected].
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