Cancer and COVID-19: A Guide

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With thanks to advocate and guest blogger, Claire Thevenot.
Find Claire’s advocacy profile here: Clarity Patient Advocates

“COVID cancer sucks,” my client said. 

She discovered a cancerous lump in her breast a couple of weeks ago and has had to go through the many initial appointments amid the chaos, isolation, and uncertainty of COVID-19. As if a cancer diagnosis isn’t daunting enough, dealing with cancer in a pandemic setting is especially frightening and challenging. If you’ve received ...

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The Dangers of Having Great Health Insurance

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On occasion, in a conversation with new acquaintance, they’ll ask me what I do for a living. I tell them I established and run the most comprehensive directory of independent, private health and patient advocates and care managers online, supported by a marvelous professional organization whose members populate the directory.

“Independent and private?” they ask me. “I don’t need an advocate like that because I have great health insurance!”

“Oh but you’re wrong!” I ...

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Making Smart Medical Decisions After Devastating News

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Jane M., a smart, savvy, well-liked, and well-respected business woman who supervises 100+ people at work, and who juggles her family’s needs as well as her own, day in, and day out – has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She is devastated. Overwhelmed. Frightened. Frustrated. Life has just taken a left turn and for the first time in her life, she can’t seem to cope. Will she die?  She can’t focus at work. Will her insurance cover what she needs ...

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