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What You Need to Know about the Cost of Your Cancer Care

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hearing that you or someone you love has cancer can be overwhelming. Questions abound: Will I (or my loved one) survive? How will my family be affected? Will my insurance cover my care? Will I be able to work through treatment or will I need to take time off from work? Will my family be burdened with huge expenses? For some, the questions come all at once. For others, they arrive one by one. Having a plan to deal with these questions is vital. It can be hard to ask for and accept financial help—much less know where to find this much-needed support during this time. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Kim Thiboldeaux and her guest, Amanda Holt take a deep dive into this topic to find answers to these questions and many more.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

A Guide to Navigating the 2017 Open Enrollment Period When You Have Cancer

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The 2017 open enrollment period for health insurance through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace began on Tuesday, November 1 and will be coming to a close in just 2 weeks. For anyone who is at risk for cancer, living with cancer or is a cancer survivor, there are many health care needs that must be considered when looking for a new or different health insurance plan. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we discuss what you need to know to navigate your state’s Marketplace as well as tips and resources to help you select a health insurance plan that best meets your unique health needs.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Paying for 'real life' when you have cancer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A 2011 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute determined that the cost of all cancer care in the United States totaled 124.5 billion dollars in 2010. It was projected that by the year 2020, this would rise to a total of 157.7 billion dollars. Unfortunately, when families are dealing with these costs, real life for them does not stop. On top of treatment and medical care, there are still bills to pay and groceries to buy. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, we'll learn about tips and services to help you pay for "real life" when you're impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Financial Planning 101

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Estate planning, preparing a will, selecting a power of attorney and finalizing health care directives can be a daunting task for anyone. But for someone facing a cancer diagnosis these preparations can take on a totally new meaning and feel much more like a reality for all involved.

On this episode guest host Linda House takes an in-depth look at each of these documents and how to prepare them with guests Clara Anderson Sainte, MSW, Program Director of Gilda’s Club Kansas City and Paul Pittman, an attorney who has experience in this area both professionally and personally.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Financial Planning 101

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Estate planning, preparing a will, selecting a power of attorney and finalizing health care directives can be a daunting task for anyone. But for someone facing a cancer diagnosis these preparations can take on a totally new meaning and feel much more like a reality for all involved.

On this episode guest host Linda House takes an in-depth look at each of these documents and how to prepare them with guests Clara Anderson Sainte, MSW, Program Director of Gilda’s Club Kansas City and Paul Pittman, an attorney who has experience in this area both professionally and personally.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)