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Sometimes My Health Condition Dictates My Social Plans

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting these last few weeks. I don’t know why — I haven’t hit any special milestones such as a birthday or diagnosis anniversary. But I’ve been thinking about the adversity I’ve faced since my diagnosis with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as a young adult. …

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Overwhelmed After a Serious Diagnosis? Think…

Photo source: Pixabay It may seem counterintuitive, but getting away from it all can be one of the absolute best things to do when bad news comes knocking. We all have had those tests — the ones that we wait by the phone for the call from the doctor to …

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How to control medical debt after a cancer diagnosis

Many Americans struggle with medical expenses. One in five Americans who have health insurance struggle to pay off their medical debt. For cancer patients with insurance, out-of-pocket costs can reach $12,000 just for one medication and average treatment costs can hit $150,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. And tragically, cancer patients …

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