Financial and insurance issues

Discuss the complex financial and insurance issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis and share information and resources to help manage them.



  • By momofcierra · New reply March 7, 2013
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  • My lovely 24 year old daughter Cierra was diagnosed with brain tumor (MEDULLOBLAST) in June 2011. Treated with 6 weeks of radiation 8 cycle of chemotherapy. Cierra in speech in physical therapy. On March ...

College Scholarships for Brain or Spinal Cord Tumor Survivors

  • By CatherineML · Posted February 11, 2013
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  • Making Headway Foundation has scholarships available for students in the NY, NJ, CT area who have survived brain or spinal cord tumors. For more information see link below: ...

Just had surgery for tomor removal, cost?

  • By Eyes2See · Posted January 18, 2013
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  • My son just had neurosurogery to remove a Pilocytic Astrocytoma from his cerebellum. He was then inpatient for 13 days. He has had three MRI's, including one with "stealth brain mapping." I have no idea ...

The Financial Toll of Childhood Cancer

  • By ADnea · Posted October 25, 2012
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  • This Summer, ACCO and Inspire conducted a survey of over 100 parents of children with cancer. The results demonstrate the heavy financial toll of childhood cancer for families. View a visual summary of ...

Final arrangments

  • By mommyof3-1 · New reply February 16, 2012
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  • does anyone know of any resources that asist with purchasing a headstone? Our sons funeral was last week and we cant afford the headstone. We did have help with paying for the service and everything else ...

fund raising

  • By mommyof3-1 · New reply December 15, 2011
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  • i'm trying to raise money to grant my sons wish to help kids fighting cancer. where and how do i reach more people willing to help? i just dont know how to get this going. ...

Anyone lost their home, job, etc after child's diagnosis?

  • By skylersmom · New reply September 11, 2010
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  • Hi Everyone, I'm super happy to report that my daughter who was diagnosed in April 2008 with Leukemia ALL reached her End of Treatment on July 8, 2010..... I was wondering if anyone else lost everything ...

Disability Check

  • By mygirlstoo · New reply June 8, 2010
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  • My daughter was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma in January of 2009. She has undergone radiation, chemotherapy, transfussions, physical therapy and is now doing Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy and do ...

What is the best help?

  • By CAWC · New reply March 9, 2010
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  • Hi I'm with a small county non-profit organization and we help with reimbursment and support for cancer patients. Recently we've noticed the need to design a program just for the children patients and ...

acute lympocytic leukemia

  • By mahe · New reply September 17, 2009
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  • my brother son 4yrs he his suffering from acute lympocytic leukemia to give the treatment doctor has given estimated cost around 5 to 8 lakhs we were financialy poor we cant able to bare that much of ...

Finding a family dealing with cancer.

  • By lizhughey · New reply August 31, 2009
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  • For a class project we would like to raise money for a child with cancer. We are college kids and although we would love to raise everything the family needs but we are being realistic and probably only ...

Insurance Issue

  • By tonysmom · New reply October 20, 2008
  • 1 reply
  • My son had all of his NB treatment at CHOP and is still being followed by CHOP (he is less than 2 years post-transplant) and we just found out that our insurance is dropping CHOP as an in-network provider ...

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