Dana Hutson | Cancer-Champions health-care consulting

Shouldn’t my doctor be doing this?

  Recently, while delivering a comprehensive plan for a client, they exclaimed with exasperation “ Why isn’t my doctor doing this”?  As a result of this encounter, I will attempt to answer this question and hopefully level set the expectations of future patients. The...

Your cancer is “rare”. Now what?

You have been told you have cancer.   And to complicate matters your tumor is considered “rare”. Cancer is not just one disease. There are more than 200 different types of cancer that include solid tumors as well as malignancies that occur in the blood or...
Caregiving and Cancer

Caregiving and Cancer

In 2011, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reported that more than 1 in 6 Americans working full-time or part-time was assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Today, 7 years later, complex cancer care is shifting away...
Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

What is financial toxicity? Financial toxicity or financial distress, as it is sometimes referred to, is a result of the financial burden of out-of pocket expenses incurred for medical care that is not covered by your health insurance. Examples of these costs include:...