Keep track of your treatment

Some women will like to keep a journal because they want to document their feelings. From the economics of breast cancer, I would recommend that you keep a journal so that you keep track of what procedures were done at those doctor's appointments. You're going to find even if you have health insurance coverage, that once these bills and these statements start coming in it gets very confusing, especially if you have an extended treatment program and that it lasts over a year. Make sure that you're documenting these things. What I also found was that there were people in my support network that were willing to help me and making sure that I was paying the bills, or that the insurance company was paying the bills.

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