ASCO Answers: Managing the Cost of Cancer Care explains the various costs associated with cancer treatment, including health-care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. It also provides a list of financial resources available to help offset expenses related to care and tips for organizing financial paperwork. Learn more at www.cancer.net/managingcostofcare.
ASCO Answers: Survivorship helps patients transition into life after active treatment has finished. In addition to information on the challenges survivors may face and the importance of follow-up care, it includes a blank treatment summary and survivorship care form that patients can fill out with the help of their health-care team. Learn more at www.cancer.net/survivorship.
Copies of these booklets can be purchased through the ASCO University Bookstore at www.cancer.net/estore. All booklets ship for free, and ASCO members receive a 20% discount. ■
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