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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 10

Managing Practical Matters

I had genetic testing done, but my insurance (Medicaid) said they wouldn’t pay for it. It was a $5,000 test! I couldn’t afford it. But I said I would be willing to make a payment plan, and they sent me the paperwork. Then I found out Medicaid picked up the test after all. It gets so confusing sometimes.

BETH,breast cancer survivor

WHILE THE THOUGHTS of cancer patients center on health and recovery, concerns about finances, insurance, legal issues, and employment usually follow closely behind. Many cancer patients fear that the illness will drain their family’s financial reserves, and they wonder whether they’ll be able to continue to work or return to work. They are also unclear about what insurance coverage ...

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