A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring serious financial difficulties—even if you have health insurance. The stacks of bills, co-pays, invoices and receipts grow quickly, so keeping them organized is important. You can find several computer and web-based programs—many free—to help guide you in managing your medical expenses.
Several programs offer financial assistance—and the peace of mind that comes with it:
- The CancerCare AVONCares program provides limited financial-assistance for homecare, childcare and transportation.
- The Patient Advocate Foundation and Co-Pay Relief (CPR) gives direct financial-assistance to qualified patients, helping with prescription-drug co-payments.
- Other nonprofit organizations and drug-company assistance programs can also help you cover your bills. Find some that work for you in our ResourceLink database.