Why is financial planning important? The term financial planning can be used to illustrate many things. It can be a comprehensive plan, focusing on several needs or goals simultaneously, or limited to specific areas such as establishing a budget, or saving for a home, a child’s education, or retirement.

According to findings from a national representative sample presented at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, fear of cancer recurrence is prevalent among cancer survivors, but may only be experienced by a minority of patients.

In this month’s issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON), we continue our coverage of the news from the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress and the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

The National Cancer Institute set out to answer this question last year and published results of their investigation in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study’s authors point to flaws in previous cancer cost estimates, many of which did little more than take figures from 15 years ago and adjust them for inflation.

Section 529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles, and one of the most popular ways to save for college today.
We see a number of changes you might make to improve your financial security, but one item is usually beyond your control: your 401(k) plan. Unless you are self-employed, there is practically nothing you can do if your 401(k) has limited investment options, low contribution limits, or tax consequences.

President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It’s clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama’s plan.

Because of the growing prevalence of cancer survivorship, the financial burden of cancer is becoming increasingly overwhelming for patients not only immediately after a cancer diagnosis, but often many years after treatment, said K. Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA, of the American Cancer Society.

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