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Common questions about cancer and finances
This information has been prepared to help you manage the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Depending on your situation, you may need to find ways to deal with reduced income and extra costs, and you may have to change your financial plans and goals.
Below we outline some key questions about managing your finances when you are diagnosed with cancer. You can ask your doctor, social worker or cancer nurse to help you work through these or call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
Learn more about:
- What is the cost of cancer?
- How can I avoid unexpected costs?
- What is a gap payment?
- How will my income be affected?
- How do I manage my finances?
- How do I manage financial stress?
- How do I prepare a budget?
- Which professionals can help?
Podcast: Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
Rania Tannous, Head of Legal, Corporate, Legal and Governance, AMP; Patricia Troll, Senior Legal Counsel, AMP Financial Services Legal, Legal and Governance, AMP; Lynette Brailey, Program Coordinator, Financial Assistance Service, Cancer Council NSW; Stephen Bray, Financial Planner, FM Financial, TAS; Angela Daly, Senior Social Worker, Cancer Services, The Adem Crosby Centre, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, QLD; Sandra Hodge, Consumer; Sandi Johnson, Consumer; Antony Mitchell, Financial Counsellor, Financial Counselling Program, Cancer Council VIC; Lucy Pollerd, Social Worker, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC; Heather Richards, Consumer; Deb Roffe, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council SA.
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