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Topics Covered

  • Understanding the Costs of Living With Cancer
  • Managing the Medical and Indirect Costs of Treatment
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
  • Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Your Health Coverage
  • Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials
  • Understanding and Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs
  • Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care
  • Finding Resources for Financial Help
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Leonard Saltz, MD

Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Head, Colorectal Oncology Section, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Domna Antoniadis, Esq.

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


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Accreditation Surveyor, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


Michele McCourt

Senior Director, CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Program, CancerCare


Jane Levy, MSW

Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 08, 2016.

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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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