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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


2nd Thursday of each month
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Emory Midtown Hospital
550 Peachtree Street St, NE - Glen Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30308
Facilitator: Chermaine Axam-Wilkins
Facilitator: Jackie Hicks


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
Facilitator: Linda Scales

Eagles Landing

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Stockbridge, GA 30281
Facilitator: Gwendolyn Coubertier
Facilitator: Tammy Parrish

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: Yvonne Anderson


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
Co-Facilitator: Charlotte Magee
Co-Facilitator: Vickie Callahan