In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) the Life Credit team is taking a time-out to say “thank you” to all the organizations, scientists and healthcare professionals that have contributed to the rising survival rate of approximately 68%—a 12% rise since NCSD began in 1987.
Though our work here at Life Credit is not “life-saving” in the medical or physical sense, we do believe that by providing cancer patients with unrestricted financial assistance, we are improving their quality of life by helping them to focus on what is most important: their health.
We understand how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be, and while we spend a lot of time helping patients plan for the worst, we also encourage them to plan for the best, which of course is survival. But we don’t sugar coat things: the economic burdens associated with cancer don’t suddenly disappear when a patient goes into remission. Paying off medical expenses can take a long time, and in many cases, financial stability has been negatively impacted by lost wages and reduced productivity. And worse, many patients are denied health and life insurance coverage. Imagine what that must feel like.
There are limitations, but we take pride in our ability to ease this burden and help make it possible for survivors to get back to living life to the fullest degree possible.
And that, is one of the greatest joys all of us here at Life Credit share.
When we read current survival rates, and hear the stories from our clients, friends and family members and even strangers, we feel sincere joy. Which is why, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day—and Month—we are inviting our clients and our blog visitors to share snippets of their survival stories with us. You can do this by leaving a comment at the end of this post. We look forward to learning about your journey and hope that you will encourage anyone who has is struggling financially to send us a note or give us a call. If we can help, we will.