The Engaged Patient

Find Safe, Decent Healthcare
The Engaged Patient
Treat your relationship with your healthcare provider as one of the most important connections in your life, because for a long period of time, it will be.
Communicate with Your Healthcare Professionals
The Engaged Patient
You are a healthcare consumer, and you deserve as much information as you need to be able to make the best decisions about your care.
Organize Your Healthcare
The Engaged Patient
It is ultimately your responsibility to keep track of your health history, understand your finances and pay your bills, make decisions about your care, and get to and through your treatment.
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.
Engaging Families & Children in Cancer Treatment
Pediatric CancerThe Engaged Patient
Each year, approximately 16,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. There is nothing more frightening for parents than being told that their child is ill.
Making Good Treatment Decisions
The Engaged Patient
Hearing the words “You have cancer” can feel paralyzing. Before making any treatment decisions, carefully consider your options to make the best, most informed decisions for yourself.
What Does ACA Repeal Mean for Patients with Cancer?
The Engaged Patient
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides important protections for patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Obama’s signature health reform legislation ensured that people with preexisting conditions, such as cancer, could not be denied health insurance coverage or be charged more than healthy people for their insurance.
Working With Your Healthcare Team After Cancer Treatment
The Engaged Patient
Many people who have finished their cancer treatment often talk about how they did not feel prepared for the posttreatment phase of survivorship.
Recognizing and Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Cancer Survivors
The Engaged PatientLGBTQ & Cancer
LGBTQ cancer survivors face unique challenges in receiving proper healthcare. This article spotlights these challenges and offers valuable resources available to LGBTQ cancer survivors.
Navigating Work After Your Cancer Diagnosis
The Engaged PatientWork & Cancer
Fighting cancer is a full-time job in itself, so what about your other job? Here are some pointers to help you juggle the workplace and cancer.
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