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.

Breastcancer.org: 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