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Financial Support

Talking with a Financial Navigator Can Lower the Cost of Your Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
Financial navigators are in the best position to help patients maximize their financial assistance.
Paying for Your Cancer Care
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Cancer treatment is getting even more expensive than before, and paying for it is yet another serious issue that many patients with cancer face. Even for patients who have private insurance through their employer or through an individual plan, many patients today are expected to pay an increasing share of their care from their own pocket.
Financial Assistance for Young Patients with Cancer
Financial SupportPediatric Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,380 children under age 15 and about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. The rate of children surviving cancer for 5 years or more is growing thanks to improved treatment, but so is the rate of children and teens who are diagnosed with cancer.
Paying for Healthcare
Financial SupportThe Engaged Patient
Few people are prepared for the financial burdens that can be associated with chronic illness, which is particularly true of cancer. The financial burden of cancer treatment in the United States is approximately $20,000 to $30,000 annually in out-of-pocket costs to the patient.
Avoiding The Toxicity of Cancer Care
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The costs of cancer have always been a concern, but new studies show that this concern will affect more than just your bank account.
Strategies for Managing the Financial Burden: Linked to a Cancer Diagnosis
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The cost of cancer care continues to climb. With the cost of newer cancer therapies reaching $10,000 to $60,000 or more a month, many patients are facing serious financial difficulties.
Financial Support Organization Offers Hope & Affordability to Patients with Cancer
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Although patients may have insurance coverage for the drug they need, often the insurance doesn’t cover all the costs, and the patient may need help with expensive health insurance premium and copayment costs, transportation to the site of service, nursing help, and other services.
Navigating the Cost of Cancer Care
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As the US population ages, the number of patients diagnosed with and treated for cancer will increase. Cancer costs are also likely to increase, as new and more expensive treatments, such as targeted therapies that are specifically directed at the tumor, become the standards of care.
Financial Challenges for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Financial SupportPediatric Cancer
Although the incidence of childhood cancer has been increasing over the past 30 years, advances in treatment have also led to increased survival rates.
Organizing and Encouraging Well-Wishers
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People really want to be supportive, but often they need to be told what will really help. It’s not always easy to figure out how best to support you and your loved ones.
The 8 C's for Talking to Your Children About Cancer
Family MembersFinancial Support
Read through the “8 empowering C’s of coping with cancer” as introduced by Allison Schaffer, LCSW, at a SURVIVORville meeting.
Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Cancer and Fertility
Fertility PreservationFinancial Support
For patients with cancer, risk factors for infertility include the patient’s fertility levels before treatment, type of cancer treatment, and age.
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