Develop a Budget Make a list of your monthly expenses Try to find areas that you can cut back and determine areas you’ll need help financially BreastCancer.org
Talk to Your Doctor Your doctor is an excellent resource for financial assistance. He or she may be able to help you: Set up a payment plan Obtain funding through the hospital Find local organizations that offer financial assistance Find out if you are eligible for any clincial trials BreastCancer.org
Seek Out Local Agencies and Nonprofits Throughout the United States, there are government agencies and nonprofit organizations that offer financial assistance to those affected by breast cancer. Do a simple online search and see what organizations are located in your area. They may be able to help you find the assistance and support you need. ChecktheBreast.com
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