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Facing the cost of a cancer diagnosis

Facing the cost of a cancer diagnosis

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A diagnosis of cancer brings with it a whole array of fears, anxieties, and worries.  Most have to do with health and treatment, but eventually the financial impact a cancer diagnosis has on the person being treated, his or her family or caregiver rises to the top of the list of concerns.

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.

financial-impact-of-cancerRadio 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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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.

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