Cancer and Financial Toxicity - Managing the Cost of Cancer Care - Employment Concerns

Cancer is an expensive medical condition to treat, and most patients will need ongoing follow-up care after the completion of treatment, often for years. Unfortunately, it is very common for patients to deal with financial stress along this entire journey. The term financial toxicity is used to describe the treatment-related financial strain experienced by patients with cancer, however we know the financial impact goes beyond active treatment. This series of presentations will address the many factors that can contribute to financial toxicity, identify strategies to manage debts, tips for reducing financial burden and outline financial resources that can help.

This session will review commonly used terms related to employment, review employment rights as it relates to medical care, discuss benefits & programs as well as national resources that might be available to support cancer patients and help them navigate employment issues.
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