Treating cancer can take the patient away from their jobs and disrupt regular income for long periods of time, not everyone has disability insurance and insurances often don't always pay for all treatments. Some patients make decisions based on their finances that could jeopardize their health.
Radio Smart Talk host Scott LaMar speaks with Peggy Tilton, a financial coordinator with WellSpan Health's York Cancer Center, about many of these issues that cancer patients face,
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Additional financial resources:
- Learn about financial assistance organizations
- Read an article about dealing with the cost of cancer treatment
- Listen to a conversation about cancer's effect on your pocketbook
- Learn more about financial and legal matters at the American Cancer Society website
- And, learn about managing insurance issues at the American Cancer Society website
- Find out what programs are offered through the American Cancer Society in your area
People should contact organizations directly to learn more about the specific programs and services, including eligibility criteria. Since programs and services change constantly, readers are encouraged to visit ASCO’s patient information website, Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) to find additional organizations and support.