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Cancer and Your Finances

What financial support/assistance programs are available for someone living with breast cancer?

The financial challenges that patients with breast cancer and their families face are very real. Although it is a difficult to find the time or energy to review your options, it is very important to keep your family financially healthy.

Most breast centers have nurse navigators. The navigators not only help you navigate your treatment, they also help you navigate resources that are available to help with the financial challenges of being diagnosed with breast cancer. For hospital bills, you may want to talk with a hospital financial counselor. You may be able to work out a monthly payment plan or even get a reduced rate. You may also want to stay in touch with your insurance company to make sure costs are covered.

You can also go to the NCI database, Organizations that Offer Support Services, and search "financial assistance." Or call toll-free 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) to ask for help.

Find a Support Group

40 and Under

1st Thursday of each month 7:0 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Emory Midtown Hospital
550 Peachtree St, NE -
Suite 1065
Atlanta, GA 30308
Facilitator: Latosha Key McDade
Email: latosha_key@bellsouth.net

Atlanta

2nd Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Emory Midtown Hospital
Glen Auditorium
550 Peachtree Street St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Facilitator: Chermaine Axam-Wilkins
Email: cdaw@bellsouth.net
Facilitator: Jackie Hicks
Email: jocfre6@bellsouth.net

Dekalb/Lithonia

Last Thursday of each month 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Dekalb Hillandale Hospital
2801 Dekalb Medical Parkway 
Community Room
Lithonia, GA 30058
Facilitator: Sandra Hall
Email: sehalll@hotmail.com
Facilitator: Linda Scales
Email: Linda_Scales@bellsouth.net

Eagles Landing

2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Facilitator: Gwendolyn Coubertier
Email: g.coubertier@yahoo.com
Facilitator: Tammy Parrish
Email: tgparrish49@gmail.com

South Fulton

1st Tuesday of each month 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Atlanta Medical Center
South Campus
1170 Cleveland Avenue
East Point, GA 30344
Facilitator:
Email:

Marietta

4th Thursday of the month 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Turner Chapel AME Church
492 North Marietta Parkway,
Room 187
Marietta, GA 30060
Co-Facilitator:Anita Stewart 

Email: sistersbychoice.tcc@gmail.com

 

Financial Resources

Financial Assistance

Any uninsured, low-income (family income not greater than 200% of the federal poverty level) woman who has been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer should go to the county health department in her county of residence. Information regarding the program can also be obtained from the Georgia Screening and Treatment Unit by email cabroom@dhr.state.ga.us or by telephone (404) 657-7735 or visit www.health.state.ga.us.