Carlsbad, CA, June 28, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The National Cancer Institute estimates 1,700,000 Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2018.
When you first hear those three words, “You have cancer,” your world feels like it is in a tailspin. The sudden emotional stress can be overwhelming for cancer patients, their family, and advocates. There are so many important decisions to be made. Thoughts of financial issues soon become very frightening. Will I be able to continue working? What will my insurance cover? What extra expenses will I have for transportation, medicine, child care, medical tests? Do I need a second opinion? The language of cancer is new to most of us: oncology, immunotherapy, biopsy, MRI, PET, T-cells, tumors, blood cancers and so many other medical terms.
Living Life Academy has created an online course for patients and their advocates, titled, “How Preparation Can Help Beat Cancer.” Taught by John Livingstone, a survivor of a terminal cancer diagnosis, the course offers ten lessons on the topics important to minimizing the financial and emotional stress experienced by people diagnosed with cancer.
John Livingstone, Senior Instructor at Living Life Academy states, “Those taking the course will learn about second and third medical opinions, being prepared financially, finding the best oncologists across America, the stages of cancer, types of treatment, how to research their cancer and more than 50 potential sources of monetary help for copays, deductibles, medication, rent, food, childcare, transportation and more.”
“How Preparation Can Help Beat Cancer” is a course that a cancer survivor can go back and refer to as issues arise. Many former students have enthusiastically commented that the course was very helpful in saving money, explaining the possible medical treatments in layman’s terms, and reducing the stress that comes with not understanding their cancer diagnosis.