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Health Dollars & Sense: Cancer care assistance

A cancer diagnosis can be a huge financial burden—even for those with health insurance. That’s why the National Cancer Institute has compiled an online list of agencies and programs that offer support and financial assistance. For example, the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge program offers free, temporary housing for eligible patients and CancerCare’s AVON Cares Program for Medically Underserved Women provides financial assistance to low-income, underinsured and uninsured women. For more resources, visit www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/support/financial-resources.