Experiences with Money

Money Issues from Cancer

Considering the costs that come with having cancer can make you feel powerless and discouraged. Fortunately, there are an innumerable amount of financial resources if you are willing to seek them. WhatNexter’s suggest, never give up and do not be afraid to ask for help. There are national and local service organizations that can offer assistance with treatment related transportation, meals and food costs, lodging, basic living costs, childcare, and medication and treatment financial assistance. Another way to deal with money issues is to set up a case with a hospital social worker for help and advice, or to set up a fundraising or donation website for your loved one with cancer.

A lot of WhatNexter’s have asked “Any ideas on how to raise money?”, “How can the American Cancer Society help me financially?”, “How do I get family to understand the costs of cancer?”, and other general questions about financial aspects of having cancer. One of the most helpful resources to use is the American Cancer Society; they will work as a middle man to find the help you need. Most importantly, be open-minded and confident enough to ask for the help you need. People want to accommodate you in any way they can. One of the regrets that cancer patients have after going through their cancer treatment is that they did not use the resources that were available to them. For more ideas on reaching out for help, read what questions and experiences other WhatNexter’s have shared below.



    • Naghm
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    I paid 10000$ for prgeta treatment

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    • Freenow
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    11 months ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Because I was sick my family and I are still trying to recover financially! Medicines, medical bills, gas, certain foods, and clothi...

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  1. almost 1 year ago
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    Money

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    I haven't been able to work full time in a year, now I can't because the taxotere has taken the feeling in my hands away. Do I appl...

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    • BoiseB
    • Experience with Uterine Sarcoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    I went to my PCP yesterday, she is going to help me try to find an affordable blood thinner. She seemed to think that there is a po...

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    • JRCruz
    • Experience with Acute Myeloid Leukemia ...
    over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Finacailly this was hard & yes, oh no here we go again with dept issues !

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    • Gloryjms
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in s...
    over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Sudden shock overwhelming found out March 8 2019 then have mastectomy April 2 I’m just totally in shock still

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    • AnnC
    • Experience with Fibrosarcoma, Adult Soft ...
    over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    My husband hasn’t worked since September- no short term or paid leaves where he works no income I was out of wirk now taking care of...

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  2. over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Retired in Medicare

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    • maryinCLE
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    over 1 year ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Long Term Disability with work offered Cigna Insurance, after 2 years denied even with more diagnosis.

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    • kartoon
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 2 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    find out theres no programs for men that have breast cancer and its expensive so i got in debt tring now i found out my chances of...

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    • ironmikey
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Str...
    almost 2 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    My short term disability runs out in one week and I'm finding out that social security disability can take months or years to be app...

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    • Winning
    • Experience with Epithelial Ovarian Car...
    about 2 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    I was so sick by the time I was diagnosed and concerned about money.

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