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
Costs related to your household budget
Transportation related to your treatment
Child or elder care
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.