Financial Toxicity – The Cost of Myeloma Treatments

Financial Toxicity in Cancer They call it financial toxicity. Many multiple myeloma treatments cause unwelcome effects in myeloma patients. One of the most common side effects of myeloma treatments is peripheral neuropathy in which the patient develops pain or numbness typically in the hands or feet. Other treatments cause nausea, vomiting, and so on. The … Read more

Beware Short-Term Health Insurance Plans

I often say that we aren’t in the name, but they are our people anyway, about Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The LLS advocates and helps not only those with the title diseases of leukemia and lymphoma, but all the blood cancers, including multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease. So, when they talk, those of us with … Read more

Health Insurance and Cancer

I’ve wanted to write about how health insurance works when you have cancer for a while now, but haven’t really gotten around to it. But, here we go. How to deal with health insurance when you have cancer. Cancer Claims with Health Insurance First off, you really, really need health insurance if you have cancer. … Read more

GoodRx Works – A Review

GoodRx works to get a cheaper price on prescriptions. OK, look. I’m a skeptic. I write a personal finance blog about financial independence, and one of the key things I do is analyze the fine print to find the gotchas. Things are almost never what they seem, and there is always a catch somewhere. As … Read more

Pregabalin for Neuropathy

When I got blasted with melphalan last year as part of my autologous stem cell transplant (SCT), it chewed up the nerves in my feet leaving me with some pretty substantial neuropathy. What Is Neuropathy? You can find the official medical definition of peripheral neuropathy here. For, those of us with multiple myeloma, neuropathy is … Read more

Cancer and the Election

Health care in America is dumb. Anyone who says differently is peddling political talking points. Still, in America these days, all that matters is “winning” against the other party, and on talk shows, and Twitter. That means taking care of actual Americans falls pretty far down the list, which brings us to today’s topic. Cancer … Read more