CancerCare recently announced the launch of a new edition of A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People With Cancer, Financial Edition, a reference guide to assist patients with cancer and their families in navigating the financial resources available to them.
A Helping Hand is a comprehensive handbook featuring up-to-date contact information and descriptions for hundreds of national and regional organizations offering financial help to people with cancer. The new edition also provides valuable tips patients and caregivers can use to manage finances and easily access support in their local community.
Roadmap to Guide Patients and Families
“Even with insurance, most people are unprepared for the out-of-pocket expenses that accompany cancer. These can include copayments and medications for side effects, as well as costs for transportation to and from treatment and childcare,” said CancerCare Director of Patient Assistance Programs Jane Levy, MSW, LCSW-R. “Finding help with the expenses of daily living can be overwhelming. A Helping Hand is a roadmap that guides patients and their families to organizations that can best address their unique needs,” Ms. Levy said.
The new edition provides valuable tips patients and caregivers can use to manage finances and easily access support in their local community. Health-care professionals can also rely on A Helping Hand for accurate information about which services can directly benefit their patients.
Copies of A Helping Hand may be ordered free of charge for anyone interested by visiting www.cancercare.org/publications. ■