Financial Support

wallis2
wallis2 Member Posts: 56 Member

Hey does any one know if a cancer patient can get on disablity or some type of supplement?  I can only work 3 hours a day or less because of the medicene I am taking.  It has these side effects that are awful.  

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  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    Speak to the social worker at

    Speak to the social worker at your treatment center. This is one of the areas they are trained to help patients navigate.

  • CSN_Elena
    CSN_Elena admin Posts: 19
    Hello Wallis,

    We are so sorry to hear that you are struggling with treatment side effects. 

    I wanted to mention that CSN is part of the American Cancer Society. ACS provides information and services for patients and caregivers, including resources for financial assistance and navigation regarding social services, such as applying for disability. 

    I encourage you to please reach out to us at ACS's National Cancer Information Center.  You can call our toll-free number, 1.800.227.2345, where Cancer Information Specialists are available around the clock every day of the week to speak with you (24/7/365). You can also utilize the Live Chat feature Monday through Friday between 7am-6:30pm CST on www.cancer.org. Our cancer information specialists can discuss resources with you and much more. 

     

    Best Wishes, 

     

    Elena

    CSN Support Team 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    edited September 2020 #4
    Thank you CSN

    Thank you for posting this as most patients are not aware of how much ACS does for the community.  Wallis, hope you can get some help.  Wishing you the best.

    Kim