Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care by Alan Mozes

Insured or not, patients forego medical needs twice as often as others, The National Coalition on Health Care study finds. Unmanageable health-care costs are forcing millions of insured and uninsured cancer survivors in the United States to go without the medical attention they need, a new analysis reveals. What is […]

Pricing a Year of Life by Susan Gubar

The New York Times May 5, 2016  A radio producer investigating cancer costs once asked me, “What is another year of your life worth?” During my flummoxed silence, she informed me that experts mention the figure $50,000. Can patients like me — older people with recurrent disease — estimate the […]

Cancer Exacts a Significant Financial Burden

Cancer exacts a significant financial burden for many survivors. They may leave treatment in heavy debt, be forced into early retirement, or lose their jobs during the demanding treatment cycle. If they eventually change employers, they may be unable to qualify for health insurance or an affordable life insurance policy. […]

Manage Cancer

Source: General     A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. You can search for specific types of assistance as well as resources available for specific types of cancer.     A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) […]

5 Ways to Avoid Cancer Metastasizing to Your Wallet by Dena Stern

When Dena was diagnosed with cancer at age 29, she had very little savings. When she added up the costs of treatment, medicine and transportation costs, she was overwhelmed by the price-tag of cancer. Read more to find out how she avoided going into debt.  Did you know that cancer […]

After Treatment Ends: For the Adult Survivor

Today, more people are living with and beyond cancer. Nearly one in two men and one in three women will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Each year in the United States alone, 1.4 million people are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that more people are […]

Study Finds Many Cancer Patients Pay a Painful Financial Toll, Too by Victoria Colliver

When Christine Franklin was diagnosed with breast cancer, she spent at least $7,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses, but was able to continue working as a busy sales executive. But when the disease recurred last year, she had to quit her job because of the debilitating side effects of her new […]

Freebies and Discounts for Cancer Patients

Air Fare: Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN) Free airfare for cancer patients who can walk and travel without life-support or medical attention.   Basic Needs: Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF). For patients ages 18-40.  Provides services to meet daily needs not covered by insurance. Typically $600 of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, […]