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 […]

A Safety Net for Everyone: Medicare for Anyone with a Medical Catastrophe & Under Age 65

Recently, a great blog run by a cancer pal called Help Keep A Sister Alive www.helpkeepasisteralive.com (what’s not to love about that name?) asked me to write a guest post on Medicare basics. Now they know I am no expert but they also know peer to peer sharing of the […]

5 Ways to Avoid Cancer Metastasizing To Your Wallet

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 […]

Johnny’s Fund

Johnny’s Fund was established in 2013 through a generous donation by cancer survivor Betty Kniesche, Johnny Kniesche’s grandmother.  The fund provides financial support for young adults with cancer to incorporate integrative health and wellness services into their treatment plan. Offered by the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness at Marin […]

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.   Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help […]

CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance

Find help with insurance co-payments to cover the cost of chemotherapy and cancer medications Need help paying co-payments for chemotherapy and cancer medications? The CancerCare®Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a non-profit organization that helps people afford insurance co-payments for chemotherapy cancer medications. Don’t let the cost of your prescription co-payments […]

CancerCare Financial Assistance

We offer limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs, and our professional oncology social workers can help you find resources. Reba, CancerCare client CancerCare® provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer. As a nonprofit organization, funding depends on the sources of support we receive at any given time. If we do […]

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 […]