• My mother is battling breast cancer and I live in another state. She just went on Family Leave since her treatments left her weak and extremly tired. Are their cancer advocates that can help walk her through the myriad of paperwork for SSI diability, sh

    Asked by softball22 on Friday, December 2, 2011

    My mother is battling breast cancer and I live in another state. She just went on Family Leave since her treatments left her weak and extremly tired. Are their cancer advocates that can help walk her through the myriad of paperwork for SSI diability, sh

    I am looking for someone to work one-on-one with my mom to get all of the relvbant paperwork processed. Any refrrals would be appreciated.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • mspinkladybug's Avatar
      mspinkladybug

      she will need a good lawyer!

      over 5 years ago
    • CancerAdvocate's Avatar
      CancerAdvocate

      Many hospitals have nurse navigators or patient advocates who can help with the paperwork, also financial advisors. If her facility does not have these resources, contact the American Cancer Society or Cancer Care or the Patient Advocate Foundation. I would also suggest calling Y-Me, a national 24/7, 365 day hotline for breast cancer patients. They can give her a list of resources in her state and she will talk to a trained breast cancer survivor. I know it is difficult to deal with your mom's illness long distance. The National Cancer Institute has a free booklet about being a caregiver long distance. Good luck to both of you.

      over 5 years ago

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