your path to accessing financial resources
A breast cancer diagnosis can make a significant impact on a person’s life. Not only are you faced with a life-threatening illness and the impact it has on your health and state of mind, but you can also be faced with a potentially significant impact to your finances as well. From loss of income, to travel expenses, childcare and costs of treatment to name a few, cancer can be detrimental to your financial stability. This navigation tool can help you find sources of financial assistance to offset the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. You will find programs at the national and provincial level that either provide income support or in-kind services to help ease the impact this disease can have on your everyday life.
The FinancialNavigator also offers information on how to plan and prepare for the impacts of a cancer diagnosis. Under the Financial Support Resources section, we discuss planning tips, end-of-life care planning, Health Insurance and Medicare coverage, travel, taxes and the impact a diagnosis can have on your work or school.
This work has been supported by a UICC SPARC MBC Challenge Grant.
The addition of information for early stage breast cancer patients was supported through a grant from Teva Oncology Canada.
CBCN gratefully acknowledges the insights and guidance provided by the patient advisory committee. Thank you Amanda Hudson Frigault, Bev Jacobs, Carmela Bocale, Cindy Blondeau, Jackie Glendenning, Mei Lin Yee, Tricia James Wong and Wendie Hayes.