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The assistance program covers costs associated with breast cancer treatment such as pain medication, transportation, child and elder care, and home care.
Breast cancer patients must have incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty line, which is $31,225 for an individual, and have an active breast cancer diagnosis.
“No one should push aside their treatment plan or forego appointments in fear of financial hardship,” Stone said.
Stone also urged healthy women with an average risk to delay their routine breast cancer screenings to later this year to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The suggestion is also in line with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s guidelines to minimize the spread.
Patients can get more information about the treatment assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline Monday at 1-877-465-6636. Callers can press #2 for the Breast Care Helpline.
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The Georgia Municipal Association has recommended all 538 cities in the state declare public health care emergencies.