Cancer can be expensive to treat and manage. In a literature review conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society in 2010, findings showed that most of the costs incurred by patients and their families were traced back to travelling expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and cancer drugs and prescription medicines. This section is meant to provide financial aid and resources specific to cancer patients and their families residing in the Yukon.
Yukon drug formulary
The Yukon Drug Formulary A search directory of the formulary for the drugs covered by the Yukon Insured Health Services.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society provides limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of clients’ cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses. In addition, through their partnership with the BC Cancer Agency, they can assist clients with a portion of the cost of selected prescription medications that manage symptoms related to cancer treatment.