Cure Today recently published an awesome article by SamFund founder and CEO Samantha Eisenstein Watson about the financial burden that comes with cancer and how it can be particularly overwhelming for young survivors. The SamFund is an incredible resource for young adults who are dealing with the financial aftermath of cancer treatment.
Money-related stress is becoming recognized as a serious side effect of cancer. Many people are burdened with significant debt after paying for treatment, and this is often compounded for young survivors. As Samantha explains in her article (and from personal experience), most young adults are just starting to build their careers and figure out their lives, so to be saddled with significant debt at that early point in their lives can feel like the end of the world. She goes on to say that even though it may feel like it, it isn’t actually the end of the world and there are resources and support out there to help young survivors overcome the financial challenges that cancer creates.
The mission of the SamFund is to provide financial information, resources and support for young adult survivors, as well as to help them understand that it is possible to recover financially from cancer.
For more on the SamFund and its resources, go to www.thesamfund.org.
You can read the full article from Cure Today here.