Chapter 7 - Financial and Other Assistance
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.
— Gilda Radner
Many people feel overwhelmed by financial pressures after they have been diagnosed with cancer. That burden can be difficult to bear when you are going through diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Besides hospital bills, cancer treatment can include out-of-pocket expenses. These may include medication, prostheses or wigs, transportation to and from treatment or to distant hospitals, and lodging for you or for family if the hospital is far from where you live. In addition, it may become difficult to cover more basic expenses such as food, utilities and child care.
In this section you will find resources that may be able to help you with your particular financial need.