Topics in Focus: ALS, CAR T Therapies, Macular Degeneration and Movement Disorders The HealthWell Foundation is proud to be a founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. Since 2013, Real World Health Care (RWHC) has brought you compelling content on health care issues facing Americans. From features on the people,…more.
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This post marks the final article in our series on cancer-related behavioral health. As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, the HealthWell Foundation has been honored to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of cancer patients and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that participated in…more.
Mental health is the costliest medical condition in the nation, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It devastates individuals, families and communities. For many, behavioral health problems do not exist in a vacuum; they are inextricably linked with serious medical illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer…more.
Susan, from Columbia, S.C., is among the millions of Americans struggling to manage a chronic and life-altering disease without the financial means to afford needed medication. Here at HealthWell, we’re honored to be able to help Susan and other patients like her. It always warms our hearts to receive letters…more.
“Have you heard from mom and dad recently?” My sister’s question caught me off-guard. Without realizing it, I hadn’t actually heard from my parents in a while. She had already asked my brother the same question and he reported not hearing from them lately either. With no imminent trips back…more.
I remember visiting my grandmother in the hospital in late 1989. She was in the final stages of pancreatic cancer; her hospitalization was primarily meant to keep her comfortable until her passing. She had a “button” that added morphine into her IV line. Although the machine was programmed to deliver…more.
I am not a clinician, a cancer survivor, or a research expert, however I know the bad hand cancer deals to people like you and me every day. While I have seen the devastating effects of cancer diagnoses through my work with HealthWell, I am hopeful that the combined efforts…more.
Cancer Doesn’t Care. It doesn’t care that a patient can’t afford pain medication or the expense of getting to a treatment center. Cancer Doesn’t Care that some patients are forced to drain their child’s college savings fund or choose between an imaging scan and buying groceries. Cancer Doesn’t Care. Do…more.
“You have cancer.” Those devastating words send chills through us all. As the initial shock subsides the reality of unanticipated expense deals a second, unwelcome blow. We know from assisting more than 70,000 cancer patients with the cost of their treatments just how financially overwhelming and destructive a cancer diagnosis can…more.