Cancer Disparities and Health Equity

This video discusses cancer health disparities, including risk factors that affect certain populations and ways to promote health equity. The Cancer Support Community is committed to dismantling health inequities to ensure that people have a fair chance to access, afford, and navigate health care resources and services. 

Learn more about health equity

 

Social Determinants of Health

This video explains the concept of social determinants of health, how these key factors impact health outcomes, and the importance of discussing them with your health care team.

 

Have a concern of your own? Please call our Cancer Support Helpline to talk with an experienced counselor or navigator: 888-793-9255

Dating With Cancer

Dating With Cancer

Worried about dating after cancer? Ruby, your virtual community navigator, discusses the universal challenges and worries for young adults with cancer as well as tips on dating and how to ask for help. The Cancer Support Community is here to support you and help answer your questions.

 

Have a concern of your own? Please call our Cancer Support Helpline to talk with an experienced counselor or navigator: 888-793-9355

I Lost My Health Insurance. What Now?

ASK RUBY: I Lost My Health Insurance. What Now?

Response:

Losing your health insurance can be scary, especially when facing cancer. The Cancer Support Community is here to support you as you navigate coverage options.

Applying for Disability Benefits

ASK RUBY: Applying for Disability Benefits

Response:

When facing cancer, you may consider applying for disability benefits. These are payments available to people who can't work because of their disability. This includes certain medical conditions like some types of cancer. 

How to File an Appeal

ASK RUBY: How to File an Appeal

Response: 

If your health insurance provider denies all or partial coverage for a claim, you can consider filing an appeal. 

An appeal is a request to review a health insurance provider's decision regarding a claim. A claim is a request for payment for health services submitted to your insurance provider. 

Financial Toxicity

ASK RUBY about Managing Financial Toxicity My budget was already tight but since being diagnosed with cancer, I need help with medical bills as well as my daily living expenses. Where can I go for help?

COVID-19

ASK RUBY about COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns With the pandemic, I don’t feel comfortable being in public as a cancer patient. When can I return to my support group and other normal activities and until then, how do I deal with my feelings of sadness and isolation?

Emotional Response to Cancer Diagnosis

ASK RUBY about an Emotional Response to a Cancer Diagnosis My doctor just told me I have cancer. I’m shocked, scared, and I feel like I need to make quick decisions, where do I begin?