Women having chemotherapyCancer treatment is covered by most health plans

The majority of public and private health insurance plans are required to cover cancer diagnosis and treatment; copays, coinsurance and deductibles often apply. Patient costs and coverage for specific doctors, facilities or treatments may vary based on your health plan.

Even with health insurance, many people encounter significant out-of-pocket expenses for cancer treatment. You have a right to know what your costs will be. Your doctor's office and treating medical facility should work with you and your insurance company to help you plan for the cost of your care.

See the Financial Assistance section for resources to offset the costs related to treatment. 


  • Visit the FORCE Research Study Search tool for information on hereditary cancer research studies for new or evolving treatments.