We know that a diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be overwhelming. On top of the diagnosis, the additional burdens of legal and financial matters only add to the strain. In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares resources available to help survivors and loved ones.
The cost of treatments, possible loss of income, health insurance and more can become worrisome when dealing with ovarian cancer or caring for someone with the disease. There are resources to help remove the financial barriers that stand between cancer survivors and their treatments. Finding help to deal with financial matters may allow more time to focus on healing.
Here are three resources to consider for financial help:
Cancer Legal Care provides free cancer-related legal care to those in Minnesota and may help with disability, employment, estate planning, financial and insurance issues. Click here for additional information.
The Angel Foundation has emergency financial assistance and a Financial Cancer Care Program that connects cancer patients in Minnesota with a social service professional and a pro-bono Certified Financial Planner. Find additional information, here.
Family Reach is a national nonprofit organization that provides free financial services including financial education, resource navigation, financial coaching and emergency relief grants. Click here for a link.
Find additional resources on MOCA’s website, here. MOCA is here to support you throughout your journey with ovarian cancer.