Because the cost of cancer care can be high, it is important for your patients to understand what to expect before starting treatment so that they can manage the financial effect of cancer in the most effective way possible. To that end, Cancer.Net, ASCO’s patient information website, offers a guide designed to help patients talk with the health-care team about these issues (www.cancer.net/managingcostofcare). It outlines what costs to expect, types of insurance, how insurance rules are changing under the 2010 health reform law, financial resources, tips to organize financial paperwork, and more. Free printed copies are available through ASCO’s bookstore (www.cancer.net/eStore). ■
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