The Male Breast  Cancer Blog

by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

December 17, 2019

When people talk about terminal cancer, there is one thing you usually don’t hear about – the financial burden. A terminal cancer diagnosis is surrounded by emotions and sadness; the last thing you probably want to think about is how to handle the financial considerations that come along with this diagnosis. However, ignoring the financial implications and avoiding the topic will not make the situation better, and can actually lead to more negative emotions down the line. No one wants to be hand...

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your ability to earn a living may be adversely affected, forcing you to take time off or resign completely. To compound the stress, most breast cancer treatments, such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, are expensive without health insurance, which you may lose access to if you can’t work. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays monthly cash benefits and enables access to Medicare or Medicaid for women and men debilitated by...

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