Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Many insurance companies are starting to cover at least some of the costs for more widely accepted complementary and integrative methods. For example, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and massage are most often covered. If you are interested in trying some type of complementary therapy, contact your insurance company to find out what your plan covers. You may want to ask them:
If possible, get your doctor to write you a referral or a recommendation for the complementary therapy you want to use. Many insurance companies require that the method be shown to be reasonable and medically necessary, and it may help later on to have your doctor’s recommendation.
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches. Accessed at https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/paying-for-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches on August 20, 2021.
Last Revised: August 25, 2021