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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

For Patients & Families
Practical Topics

When a family is dealt a blow as severe as the diagnosis of cancer of a loved one, it is extremely important that the family have time to digest and come to terms with the diagnosis and planned treatment.

Often however, the reality of life is such that the patients have mortgages to pay, food they need to buy and children that need to be taken care of. The costs of medications, accommodations, childcare and travel for many patients can cost thousands of dollars.

The vast majority of our patients and their families find the financial burden of a hematological illness and its treatment difficult. However, they have no choice but to continue with the treatment plan.

We hope the resources in this section will assist you in the practical side of coping. Please feel free to contact your BMT social worker if you have any questions or concerns.

Cost Information on Medications

Find out about medication cost coverage/subsidies and what you can do to maximize your coverage. more...

Financial Resources

Learn about federal, provincial and other financial resources and subsidies that you may be eligible for. more...

Legal Considerations

Putting your affairs in order doesn't mean you anticipate a negative outcome. Learn about Representation Agreements, Living Wills and Wills. more...

Medical Accommodations

See a list of accommodations available in the vicinity of Vancouver General Hospital. more...

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