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Financial Support

Addressing the Cost of Cancer Care with Your Doctor
Financial Support
A cancer diagnosis results in a lifelong medical relationship between the patient and his or her oncologist. With the average total cost of treatment at roughly $150,000,1 in addition to taking an immense toll on one’s health, cancer can also have a significant—and potentially devastating—financial impact on patients as well. From the initial diagnosis to survivorship or end of life, the patient-doctor relationship focuses on disease management and the treatment’s effect on the patient’s quality of life and survival.
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Patients should prioritize their debts and expenses. Keep in mind that many facilities and medical providers will negotiate decreases or set up a payment plan.
There’s No Place Like Home: How a Visit to the United States Saved My Life
Financial SupportLeukemiaPatient Stories
Martin Miralda was fresh out of college when a short visit to the United States helped to save his life after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Despite his lacking health insurance as a non-resident, he received superior medical care through “Charity Care,” a service that covers necessary hospitalization for uninsured people in the country and is available in several states.
Facing an Advanced-Stage Cancer Should Not Be Financially Devastating
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Adam Balinsky, President of Fifth Season Financial, discusses the company’s Funds for Living and Giving program, which provides financial help for people with advanced cancer by leveraging their existing life insurance policy.
Will the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Stop Drug Rebates to Pharmacy Companies Reduce Drug Cost for Patients?
Financial Support
A new legislation proposed by the Trump administration aims at lowering the price of prescription drugs, especially the high cost of cancer drugs, for patients.
Introduction: Third Annual Guide to Patient Financial Support Programs for Cancer Medicines
Financial SupportIssue Introductions
This Third Annual Guide is provided to you by CONQUER magazine, to help you and your providers, especially your nurse navigator, become more aware of the many financial support services that may be able to help you to receive the best treatment you need and relieve you of the associated financial worries.
Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations by Cancer Type
Financial Support
This directory lists the Financial Assistance Programs, available to patients with cancer, organized by specific cancer type.
Foundations & Nonprofit Organizations Directory
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The following Government Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations provide financial assistance for patients with cancer.
Role of the Financial Navigator
Financial SupportFrom Your Navigator
Clara Lambert explains the areas addressed by the financial navigator and walks through the role of the financial navigator in addressing the patient's financial burden relative to their care.
Patients Fighting for Affordable Cancer Drugs
Financial SupportPatient Advocacy
After facing the potential financial burden of his own medical bills, cancer survivor David Mitchell founded Patients for Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization aimed to control the cost of drugs and make them affordable for patients with cancer.
Air Charity Network: Volunteers with Wings
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Fly through barriers to cancer care with the Air Charity Network. This nationwide network has volunteer pilots who fly patients with cancer to their treatment around the country, entirely free.
Financial Support Services for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Financial SupportMultiple MyelomaSupport Services
The following financial support services are available for patients with multiple myeloma. For more information, see the full 2018 Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services.
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