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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Colorectal Cancer: Newly Diagnosed: At Work (Stages 2, 3, 4)

Plan For The Future

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There is the possibility that you may need to stop work at some point in the future. The operative word in the preceding sentence is "possibility." The documents in "To Learn More" provide information about short and long term steps to take just in case. For instance:

Tell your doctor each time you visit about how your health condition and/or treatments are impacting your work.

  • Be specific.

  • Ask that the facts be noted in your medical record.

  • These facts will be helpful if you ultimately decide to submit a claim for disability, such as for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Do whatever you have to do to keep your health insurance and life insurance. In fact, if you can, increase the death benefit on your life insurance. Even if your beneficiaries don't need the money, you may be able to sell the policy while you are alive to get cash if needed.

If your employer offers them, explore what is needed to obtain disability insurance and long term care insurance.

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