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Topics Covered

  • The Costs of Living with Cancer
  • Managing Medical and Indirect Costs
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team About Your Financial Concerns
  • Understanding Your Health Coverage
  • Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials
  • Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs
  • Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care
  • Finding Resources for Financial Help
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD
Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship
Jane Levy, MSW
Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare
Michele McCourt
Director, CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
Debra J. Wolf, Esq.
Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 8, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.