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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Medical & Indirect Costs of Treatment
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team about Financial Concerns
  • The Benefits & Limitations of Your Health Plans, Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid
  • Living Wills, Health Care Proxies & Advance Health Care Directives
  • Support for the Underinsured & Uninsured, including Medicaid & State & Federal Programs
  • Other resources for financial support
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Leonard Saltz, MD

Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Head, Colorectal Oncology Section, Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Nina Pejoves Gorman, Esq.

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


Bennie Speaks-Tanner, Jr.

Award Determination & Billing Manager, CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


Vilmarie Rodriguez, MSW

Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 12, 2019.

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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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