Treating cancer often involves numerous physicians, specialized equipment and medications. Many people worry about how they will be able to afford cancer treatment. Let us reassure you that there are options.
We also recommend that you take a look at this “Checklist to Avoid Financial Toxicity” from Triage Cancer. It will help you think through employment and disability insurance, insurance coverage, treatment options, as well as practical and personal impacts of cancer treatment. Triage Cancer also has lots of webinars and other resources to help you.
Call the Cancer Collaborative to talk with a financial navigator about financial assistance programs and health insurance. Our oncology social worker is available to help with disability, FMLA, social security benefits and other financial support programs.