Understanding the 'Affordable Care Act' (ACA) especially for for people living with cancer, could take a law and/or medical degree. The Folks at Cancer Services Network are holding workshop to help you better understand the ACA, December 12th, 2012. The workshop will cover topics like; Cancer Treatment Overviews, the Costs of Cancer (direct medical costs and related non-medical costs), Daily Living Expenses and so much more. This will be a 'brown bag' luncheon workshop with drinks and desert provided.

The workshop will also teach you how to talking with your health care professional about your care and about patient assistance programs. Cancer Services Network (CSN) invites you to attend the workshop on 'Understanding the Affordable Care Act for People Living with Cancer' at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

Some of the featured speakers for this event are:

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. a professor at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Katie B. Horton, RN, MPH, JD Research Professor at George Washington University Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services

Debra J. Wolf, Esq. Senior Attorney for Legal Health, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG).

Guadalupe R. Palso, Rn, MSW, Doctor Clincial Research Manager Division of Medical Affairs Department of Cancer Survivor-ship The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Jane Levy, MSW Director of Patient Assistance Programs Cancer-Care

Source: Nancy Estes Executive Director for Cancer Services Network



Understanding the Affordable Care Act for People Living with Cancer

Date and Time

Monday, December 12th, 2012
Workshop begins at 12:00 Noon


Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Abilene, Texas



More Info.

Bring your sack lunch because CSN is providing the drinks and desert during this brown-bag workshop. Leading experts in oncology will provide the most up-to-date information in audio format.For reservations please call the CSN office at (325)672-0040. CSN provides post-diagnosis assistance to cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families and caregivers through direct financial, emotional, and educational programs. CSN, an agency of the United Way of Abilene, provides services in 19- counties of West Central Texas. Financial assistance is provided to cancer patients in active treatment and is based on a sliding scale. Emotional and social support programs are provided free of charge to anyone regardless of income.