Treatment for any type of cancer is costly, but well worth the investment. Planning ahead can help you avoid unexpected expenses.
Planning for Treatment Costs
One of the first things on anyone’s mind when diagnosed with a serious disease is how to pay for treatment and its related expenses. There is nothing worse than getting caught off guard by an unexpected expense. Patients and their families can avoid this by knowing what to expect and planning ahead.
The costs of mesothelioma treatment can be steep, with patients usually incurring more expenses than they initially expected. These expenses start with medical costs and may also include travel and caregiver expenses.
The American Cancer Society recommends bringing up treatment costs with your doctor immediately. This way, patients can gain a realistic expectation of treatment and take immediate action to cover the costs.
There are several ways to pay for treatment. Traditionally, patients can resort to insurance and savings, but this may not be enough. There are other ways to lower costs such as asbestos trust funds and charitable organizations. Get more information and resources for assistance in our free Mesothelioma Guide.