A breast cancer diagnosis is expensive. In fact, the average treatment will cost anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000. Most cancer patients experience significant financial hardship following a cancer diagnosis, including large medical debts, forcing them to exhaust assets and savings to pay for treatment. Breast cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than people without cancer. So even if you have savings in the bank and health insurance, the financial impact of a breast cancer diagnosis may still result in financial hardship.
Forge strives to alleviate some of the financial burden while ensuring clients get the appropriate care and nourishment they need to achieve improved health outcomes.
First, we have volunteer financial advisors to work with you on managing the costs of treatment. Secondly, we can provide Lyft rides and Chevron gas cards to get you to and from medical appointments, and Publix gift cards to help you get the nutrition you need.
If you are struggling financially because of a breast cancer diagnosis, whether your own or someone in your family, and live or treat in Alabama, please contact our Client Services Coordinator, Janet Dees, at (205) 990-5367 or [email protected].
For additional resources to help with the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis, please visit Nancy’s List. It provides many different resources for financial assistance.