Recent Financial/Support Resources Articles
The business of cancer care is complex, and not always, shall we say, fair and transparent to patients … especially when it comes to treatment costs. This opaqueness is especially problematical when it comes to cancer therapies such as chemotherapy that are infused intravenously in a hospital or clinic. The decision-making process, through which standard of care drug(s) are recommended and ultimately prescribed, can cross a line that favors profit over true patient value.
Learn about new financial assistance and COVID resources for those living with CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and those caring for someone who is.
Guest Post by Nancy Novack, PhD In the time of COVID, cancer patients are especially vulnerable. They need our help more than ever. I compiled a listing (just below) of financial resources for those who are living with cancer and those who love and care for them. ~~~~~ Nancy’s List is my love letter to […]
Guest post by Dr. Nancy Novack–a clinical psychologist, cancer thriver, and expert on all things cancer financial matters–shares important resources that all patients, oncologists, and healthcare professionals should be aware of to lessen the burden of cancer.
For 20 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been the stalwart investigative organization scrutinizing unsafe chemicals and toxins in our food, water, cosmetics, and cleaning products.
I recently learned about a new pilot program from my friends at the CLL Society called CLL Society Expert Access™. This important pilot program coordinates free second opinions with CLL experts for CLL patients who have not had or have not been able to secure such access.
In addition to healthy lifestyle activities, a powerful response to counter the fear of cancer recurrence is to be grateful, mindful, hopeful, and present—and apply the emotional intelligence to ‘respond’, but not ‘react’, to the negative words or actions of others. The key is to recognize but filter out negative thoughts—your own, and those thoughts and comments of others.
The CLL Society is arguably the best place on the web to learn about all things CLL–the latest science, educational programs, clinical trials, and treatment. Dr. Brian Koffman, a CLL survivor, co-founded the CLL Society. He is a highly respected, leading advocate for the CLL community.
n of 1 author Glenn Sabin offers 10 important steps to take immediate control of your cancer journey, and to position you at the center of your own care.