The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: Workplace Challenges Exist After Cancer Diagnosis-Rebecca Nellis & Sonia Kashuk:Medicare enrollment ends 12/7-John Hammarlund

  12/04/2018  10:30 am PST

According to the CDC, the number of cancer patients and survivors will reach almost 18 million in the next decade, and almost half will be diagnosed at a working age. The ability to manage employment after a cancer diagnosis can be complex, which means working people with cancer need support to balance work and health demands. Despite the challenges that people with cancer face in the workplace, a new survey reveals that more a majority of cancer patients and survivors (69%) feel that work aids in their treatment and recovery.The survey also shows that many cancer patients and survivors continued to work during and after treatment for financial reasons (66%) and because they need health insurance (40%). The survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Cancer and Careers, the only national non-profit dedicated solely to serving the growing population of people working during and after cancer treatment. If you have a

 

Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2019 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. Every year Medicare health plans change in cost, coverage, and participating providers. In fact, the projected 2019 average basic monthly premium for a Part D prescription drug plan is at the lowest rate since 2012! If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plans.

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Rebecca Nellis, MPP is the Executive Director for Cancer and Careers. As an expert on cancer workplace issues, she travels the country speaking at national cancer conference...

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