Navigating the financial impact of myeloma can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the complex maze of legal, employement and insurance systems in this article:
Most cancer patients are totally unaware of all of the resources available to help them navigate the complex maze of legal, employment, and insurance systems that can arise and continually change after and during treatment. Especially today with the COVID-19, additional resources have become available to cancer patients. Many patients and their families are completely unaware of the financial impact that cancer can have on their lives.
If you and /or your spouse are still working there are many things to consider. With States opening up and jobs being eliminated possibly permanently how can you prepare yourself so you will not become a casualty of the times?
Decide if you can work through treatment. Individuals diagnosed with cancer who are concerned about returning to work due to a compromised immune system have options and resources available including:
Arming yourself with information about your legal, employment, insurance and consumer rights and getting assistance from these resources can help you manage the financial impact of cancer.
You can always reach out to me if you have questions about financial resources, financial questions, insurance questions or need help with applications. I am here as a free resource for you.
Diahanna Vallentine, BCPA
Myeloma Financial Coach
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about the author
Diahanna is the Financial Program Manager for the HealthTree Foundation. She specializes in providing financial help, resources and education for multiple myeloma patients. As a professional financial consultant and former caregiver of her husband who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Diahanna perfectly understands the financial issues facing myeloma patients.