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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Costs of Cancer: Direct Medical Costs, Related Non-Medical Costs, Daily Living Expenses
  • Overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Its Key Provisions
  • Major Benefits of the ACA
  • Tips for Talking with Your Health Care Team About the ACA
  • What are Patient Assistance Programs? How They Help
  • Linking You to Needed Cancer Organizations, Resources and Information
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Patricia A. Ganz, MD

Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Katie B. Horton, RN, MPH, JD

Research Professor, George Washington University, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services


Debra J. Wolf, Esq.

Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Clinical Research Manager, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Jane Levy, MSW

Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on 2012-12-12.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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