Financial burden affects quality of life of cancer survivors
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29808/abstract
Cancer-related financial burden can keep survivors from getting the care that they need, yet how this burden affects mental and physical health is still unknown. A study found that almost one-third of cancer survivors report having financial burden; those most likely to be affected were under age 65, female, members of racial or ethnic minority groups, and people who lack access to adequate insurance. (5/17/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- My health insurance denied coverage for my medical care, how do I file an appeal?
- What will be my out-of-pocket costs for treatment? Are there any less expensive options?
- My insurance is covering my treatment but I still have a lot of out-of-pocket costs. Are there any resources that can help me?
- Do you work with patient navigators, oncology social workers or financial counselors who can help me cope with the financial burden of my cancer care?
- What organizations or patient assistance programs can help provide me with financial assistance?
- What are the financial consequences of cancer treatment?
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.