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Financial Support

Health Insurance Is Key to Improved Equity in Cancer Care
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Among the complex causes for the disparities in cancer outcomes, lacking or insufficient health insurance plays a major role. Good insurance coverage contributes to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for patients with different types of cancers.
Managing the Cost of a Cancer Diagnosis
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When is money not on our minds? Dr. Kerry Forrestal offers financial advice for patients with cancer to get ahead of the curve, so those cost concerns don’t become insurmountable problems.
Avoiding the Financial Toxicity of Cancer
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Duane Cross tackles the financial aspects of cancer, from out-of-pocket expenses to life insurance policies, focusing on financial toxicity and how to deal with it.
Finding Financial Help When You Need It Most: Meet the PAN Foundation
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Ayesha Azam, VP of Medical Affairs at the Patient Access Network Foundation, explains the different ways that this organization provides financial assistance and grants for nearly 70 different medical conditions, including cancers and rare diseases. Find out if you qualify for financial support.
Financial Toxicity Resources
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Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., and Monica Fawzy Morales, Esq. share advice on how patients with cancer can avoid financial toxicity, as well as resources for those experiencing it.
Options for Patients with Cancer Appealing Insurance Decisions
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If a cancer patient's insurance company declines coverage of a specific treatment or drug, the denial can be appealed internally or it can be taken to an external medical review.
Health Insurance Options for Patients with Cancer
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Monica Fawzy Morales, Esq. shares health insurance options for patients with cancer who do not have employer-sponsored insurance.
Supporting Families with the KM3 Project
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2019 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Kirstin Arbon discusses her non-profit, the KM3 Project, which provides financial support to patients with cancer who are parents of children under 18.
Addressing the Cost of Cancer Care with Your Doctor
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Cancer treatments today come with a steep price tag. Many patients are not aware of the financial support options available from many drug companies and nonprofit organizations. Don’t hesitate to ask your care team for help if cost is an issue for you.
Employment and Financial Issues After Cancer Diagnosis
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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.
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.
There’s No Place Like Home: How a Visit to the United States Saved My Life
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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.
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