Even with insurance, many breast cancer survivors struggle with financial burden after treatment. But its extreme expense is also causing a different kind of hardship for many survivors, saddling them with lifelong financial burden. However, many patients say doctors need to do more. The study was led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and recently published in the journal Cancer.
Financial Assistance Programs for Young Women with Breast Cancer
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Breast cancer treatment, surgery and medical visits can create substantial medical bills and strain any budget in both the long and short term. However, good financial planning and opportunities for financial assistance can ease this burden. American Cancer Society ACS provides information and referrals to numerous education, community and patient support services, including financial assistance and transportation programs. To reach your local ACS, contact the national office at
“I wish I knew about that when I went through treatment!”
The news was that I had invasive ductile cancer. Whatever that meant, I thought to myself, as I sat listening, numb and in a daze. Two tumors. One quite large.
At its Columbia, Maryland headquarters, the American Breast Cancer Foundation operates a national Breast Cancer Assistance Program that provides financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underserved individuals, regardless of age or gender. ABCF makes these lifesaving tests available to individuals who otherwise would have no other means of access. In doing so, ABCF hopes to improve the chances of ruling out breast cancer, or diagnosing the disease at an early stage so that it may be treated successfully and increase survivorship.