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Nonprofit Organizations Help Patients Access Cancer Treatment
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Many patients with cancer face a serious financial burden, and some are missing treatment or skipping treatment altogether because of the cost.
Talking with a Financial Navigator Can Lower the Cost of Your Cancer Treatment
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Financial navigators are in the best position to help patients maximize their financial assistance.
Paying for Your Cancer Care
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Paying for cancer treatment can be challenging even for patients who have insurance. This article lists the national organizations and foundations that provide direct financial assistance for patients with cancer who are having difficulties paying for their cancer care.
Financial Assistance for Young Patients with Cancer
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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
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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
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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
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Read through the “8 empowering C’s of coping with cancer” as introduced by Allison Schaffer, LCSW, at a SURVIVORville meeting.
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