Study Reveals That Doctors Aren’t Discussing Treatment Costs with Cancer Patients


 In a study released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, out of 529 cancer patient visits, doctors only brought up treatment costs a handful of times. In fact, patients were more likely to bring up costs first. The study was conducted on a group of newly diagnosed cancer patients, who some would argue, need […]


7 Ways to be a Supportive Co-Survivor


 We all know what a caregiver is.  So what is a Co-Survivor?  It’s a new term that takes caregiver to a different level.  Co-survivors provide care, but also provide practical help like cleaning and cooking, as well as much-needed emotional support.  They are usually family members, spouses or partners, friends, colleagues and, yes, even health […]


Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Cancer Survivor: 6 Tips You Will Love!


 Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is a day for love, compassion and celebration of those you cherish and appreciate the most in life. As a cancer survivor you may have had some good days and some bad days, but the most important thing to remember is through it all you have […]


Managing the Holidays and Cancer


 For those battling cancer, the holidays can be a welcome distraction or a miserable season. Don’t let cancer suck your enjoyment out of the season or let precious moments with family and friends pass you by. Here are a few tips to help decrease stress and increase enjoyment: Make new traditions As you may already […]


Holiday Tips for Caregivers


 The time period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is stressful for caregivers. Caring for someone who has cancer or is terminally ill has it’s own unique challenges. Chances are, you’re already serving as chef, personal shopper, travel agent, secretary and nurse. Add in holiday shopping, gift-wrapping and incoming visitors to that list and you […]


Can Selling a Life Insurance Policy Provide Peace of Mind?


 Everyone who’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness reacts differently. Some may want to lash out in anger, while others may feel completely removed and become introverted. In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of providing support in these situations and ways to become an effective co-survivor. While it’s important to provide emotional support, […]


Coping With The High Cost Of Cancer


 We all know that it costs big money to develop advancements in the treatment of cancer, from the development of new drugs and treatments, to research and even improvements in diagnosis.  In fact, cancer costs are projected to reach at least $158 billion annually by 2020[1]. But what most people don’t factor in is the […]


American Life Fund Sponsors Annual ACCF Feather Run 5K!


 American Life Fund teamed up with the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation once again! We sponsored the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Feather Run 5k Run/Walk on November 1st, 2014. This event benefits the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF), a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to adult cancer patients and survivors in […]


American Life Fund Participates in PurpleStride 5K for Pancreatic Cancer


 On Saturday, November 9th, 2013, American Life Fund had the pleasure of being a Silver Sponsor for the PurpleStride Atlanta 5k run/walk at Centennial Olympic Park. This event is held by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Foundation yearly in hopes of fighting Pancreatic Cancer.  All proceeds raised go towards pancreatic research, grants, awareness and survivors. […]

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