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Managing Treatment > Managing Your Finances

Managing Your Finances

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    Many people living with breast cancer worry about their finances.1 In addition to the costs of day-to-day living, you may have the added financial stress of unexpected medical-related costs.2 This may be especially hard if your main source of income is disrupted.

    Managing finances can seem challenging but having a plan can help.2 These ideas may help you get started:

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    Getting your finances in order may help you feel more in control. That may help you worry less about money and expenses you don’t expect.2

    Getting financial support

    You may be eligible for certain government programs that assist with out-of-pocket costs. For example, some programs help with expenses for .travel to appointments, like parking, gas, and tolls.2 Ask your healthcare team for advice on how to find this information. They may know of resources to help you get the information you need.

    REFERENCES

    1. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Understanding the costs related to cancer care. https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/financial-considerations/understanding- costs-related-cancer-care. Accessed November 6, 2019.
    2. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Managing the cost of cancer care. https://www.cancer.net/sites/cancer.net/files/cost_of_care_booklet.pdf. Accessed November 6, 2019.