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Topics Covered

  • Medication Costs and Adherence: The Importance of Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • The Role of the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team
  • How to Manage the Costs of Cancer
  • Survey of the Financial Resources Available
  • What to Do When Your Claims are Denied: The Appeals Process
  • How to Access Financial Assistance Programs
  • Linking You to Needed Resources
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Program Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Assistant Director of Diversity Programs, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Symptom Research
Debra J. Wolf, Esq.
Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Michele McCourt
Senior Director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, CancerCare
Jane Levy, MSW
Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 22, 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.