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Read an overview about the financial costs of cancer care in the United States, and why it’s important to talk openly with your health care team about them.
Learn more about what costs to expect, including both medical costs and non-medical expenses that can add up during your treatment and recovery.
Review a summary of the changes made to health care insurance coverage rules due to a 2010 federal law.
Find a list of questions that can help start a conversation with your health care team about what specific costs you can expect and where to get help.
Get a list of organizations that offer help for people with cancer facing financial challenges.
Learn about different types of health insurance, including HMOs, PPOs, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Find out some first steps to take in organizing the financial paperwork that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Use this list of glossary definitions to help you understand some of the common terms and acronyms related to the costs of cancer care.