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.
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.
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.
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?
By Ron Baylor
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.
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.
This directory lists the Financial Assistance Programs, available to patients with cancer, organized by specific cancer type.
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.
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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