Financial Burden for Cancer Patients

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Cancer can lead to treatment that requires time off from work. You may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits while you are going through chemotherapy, radiation, or any other medical treatment for your cancer.

According to a report from Health Day, a new study reveals the financial burden for cancer patients to be the cause of many missing doctor appointments, failing to take medication, or cutting back on necessities.

Out-of-pocket expenses for cancer patients continue to be on the rise, leaving many with a huge financial burden that can be almost impossible to overcome.

At one time when chemotherapy used to be viewed negatively simply because of the side effects, such as vomiting, nerve pain, and other severe symptoms, it is now looked at something that may affect an individual’s ability to afford groceries.

This study only looked at the issue of patients taking less medication as a result of financial hardship, but didn’t analyze how this may affect their outcome.

When you are facing time off from work because of a severe medical condition, you are likely to be concerned about your financial situation. You should consult with a Broward County long-term disability representative, who can determine if you qualify for disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.