Financial Concerns

When you first learn about your cancer diagnosis, your primary concern is likely to be your health and how your diagnosis will affect you and your family. The financial concerns of cancer are also important to consider as they can have a great impact on your overall health, happiness, and well-being.

Understanding the costs associated with cancer is the first step in preparing for them. Typical costs associated with cancer:


Costs related to your cancer treatment

Office and clinic visits
Treatment costs
Medications
Caregiving

Costs related to your household budget

Transportation related to your treatment
Child or elder care
Meal preparation
Housecleaning services
Employment, legal, and financial concerns

It may be difficult, but setting aside money to enjoy special activities or trips with family or friends can help ease this difficult time.