Financial/Insurance Issues

American Cancer Society: Financial and Insurance Matters - Learn about the different types of health insurance, laws that govern health insurance in the United States, and how to manage the costs of cancer treatment. Covering the Costs of Your Breast Cancer Care - Provides advice on paying for your breast cancer treatments.

Cancer and Careers: A Guide to Insurance - Information to help you navigate the health insurance maze.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition - A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.

Cancer Support Community: Managing the Cost of Cancer Treatment - Learn ways to manage cancer costs, how to get health insurance, and tips to balance employment and cancer.

Cancercare: Insurance -  Find information and resources about insurance concerns and financial assistance for people affected by cancer.

Family Reach - This organization strives to help cancer patients and caregivers with non-medical expenses. Their services include financial assistance, resource navigation, and guidebooks/tip sheets.  

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Finances and Insurance Coverage - Print out financial worksheets, find information on insurance coverage, and read about the financial support that is available for patients with blood cancers.

Living Beyond Cancer: Financial Assistance - This site will explain the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund which provides one-time grants to help ease the financial burden of breast cancer.

MedlinePlus: Health Insurance - General information on health insurance.
Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Financial Assistance - General information on financial assistance in health care.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Financial Toxicity and Cancer Treatment - This government site discusses financial toxicity (financial distress) and how it relates to cancer patients.
Also in Spanish.

NC Department of Insurance: A Consumer's Guide to Cancer Insurance - The North Carolina Department of Insurance provides this overview of cancer insurance.

Patient Resource: Financial Considerations - Increase your knowledge and learn to manage your finances at this site.

Susan G Komen: Financial Assistance and Insurance - Find information about financial assistance programs and learn about insurance options and organizations that offer help with insurance questions or issues.

Zero Prostate Cancer: Financial Resources - Learn about financial resources available to you and how to manage cancer costs.  There is also a section that will help you to understand health insurance.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Cancer.Net: Managing the Cost of Your Cancer Care - This video offers guidance on how patients can navigate these challenges.

VJ Oncology: Financial Toxicity for Cancer Patients - Discussion of patient beliefs on which potential mitigating strategies could improve their financial hardship during cancer treatment.


March 2024