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The Most Affordable Health Care Plan For Cancer

Learn the most affordable health care plan you can use if you have cancer. Discover 12 smart money saving tips you can use to treat cancer even if you're poor.


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Many cancer patients in the U.S. spend a fortune on their treatments. Managing cancer doesn't have to be expensive. In this blog post, you will learn 12 ways you can fight cancer without spending a fortune.

If you follow these tips you can save thousands of dollars.  One of the best ways to save money if you have cancer is to change your diet.

12 Affordable Health Care Options For Cancer

1. Stop Eating Animal Products

There are several steps you can take to treat cancer on a budget. One way to save money is to stop eating any animal products. 

Meat is not only expensive but also detrimental to your health. There are several things in animal products that can increase your risk of cancer.

Animal products are a huge source of IGF-1. IGF-1 is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin. It plays a vital role in childhood growth. However, too much IGF-1 in adults promotes cancer growth.

Another thing to look out for is Heterocyclic amines (HCAs). Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are chemicals formed in meat or animal protein during cooking. They develop when you prepare meat at a high temperature or over an open flame.

beef meat

Meat is not only expensive but also detrimental to your health

Courtney could have gotten a four bedroom townhouse in Florida for the same amount of  money she spent on her brain cancer treatments

Meat has been a rare and expensive good for most of human history. Only kings and the rich could afford it. Meat seldom made it onto the plates of the poor.

One reason why more people can afford it is because of governmental subsidies. The U.S. government spends $38  billion each year to subsidize meat and dairy.

Animal food producers require $414 billion in hidden costs on American society every year. These are the bills for healthcare, subsidies, environmental damage, and production costs. That means that each time  McDonald’s sells a Big Mac, the rest of us pay $8 in hidden fees.

When you eat meat, you will pay the price in hefty medical bills. Do yourself a favor and ditch animal products now! You will save not only your own health and economy but also the environment.

Eat lots of vegetables and starch if you want to defeat cancer.

2. Center Your Diet Around Starchy Vegetables

Vegetables don't contain as much calories as meat products. Therefore you need to eat more food on a plant-based diet. One great way to save money on a vegan diet is to center it around starch-based vegetables.

Starch is a white, odorless, tasteless powder. Plants use it to survive the winter, re-grow the next year, and to reproduce. Starch should be the basis of your diet, and vegetables should have a smaller part.


Get most of your calories from starch

Eating non-starchy vegetables will make you feel hungry within hours. Starch is a cheap way to get enough calories on a plant-based diet. Because of the slow release of glucose, you won't feel hungry right away.

Starchy vegetables contain enough calories to meet the energy requirements of an active person.Some vegetables that contain more starch include:

  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Sweet potato
  • Peas
  • Barley
  • Rice

You can eat only vegetables if you want, but your grocery bill will go through the roof. You can easily spend up to 600 dollars per month on a raw-food diet without any added starch.

Eat whole plants and stop buying processed foods, including oils. Vegetable oils are void of nutrients and don't give you any benefits. There are various ways you can cook your meals without using oils and fats.

Another way to save money on your food is to plan your meals.

3. Plan Your Meals

Another way to save money if you have cancer is to plan your meals. You are less prone to overspending if you have a meal plan. There are many smartphone apps you can use to plan your meals.

One app that I like is Paprika. Paprika allows you to save your favorite recipes and then create a shopping list. This app will protect you from impulse shopping.

paprika app affordable health care

Paprika is an app that helps you organize your recipes, make meal plans, and create grocery lists

Another way to spend less on food is to set a monthly budget. Buy with cash if you tend to overspend. Go to the store only once a week or every second week.

Fewer trips to the supermarket make it easier to stop wasting money. An app I use when I'm in the supermarket is Intellilist. This app allows you to add food items to your list and then select the price and quantity.

Intelli list app

IntelliList is a fast, smart and fun way to manage and share your shopping lists

In this way, you can see how much you spend in every given moment.

Money saving tips

shopping cart

Check for discounts

Buy in bulk

Look for coupons

Use apps that display current deals

Go to cheaper stores

Buy only what you need

If you want to buy more organic products but can't afford them at least buy the least sprayed produce nonorganic.

EWG creates an annual list of the most sprayed produce on the market. So avoid buying things from their daily dozen list and buy them organic.

Another way to save some money on vegetables is to go to your local farmers market and buy in bulk.

Or even better, grow your own vegetables.

4. Grow Your Own Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables is another money saver. Gardening can be hard and frustrating if you do it the old-school way. A better way to grow your own vegetables is to use the Square Foot Gardening technique.

In this method, you create a simple frame that you put on top of your garden. You then fill the box with a unique soil mixture that uses compost, peat moss, and vermiculite. This mixture makes it incredibly easy to grow vegetables with great results.

square foot gardening diagram

Square foot gardening uses only 20% of the space of a regular garden

Because you use your own mixture, you don't have to deal with weeds or other problems. There is no need for any good soil because you grow your vegetables above the ground. This means that you can use this method even on concrete tiles.

Grow vegetables on your balcony or roof terrace and get fresh vegetables. Square foot gardening uses only 20% of the space of a regular garden.

Another great tip you can use to save some additional money is to stop eating out.

5. Don't Eat Out

Every time you go to restaurants you are wasting your money. When you prepare homemade food you only spend money on the raw materials. But when you eat out you also pay for the labor cost. The kitchen staff and managers won't work for free.

Restaurants also need to pay for their rent, utilities, and marketing. Companies also need to make a profit to survive. That is the reason why they need to charge a higher price than it costs for them to produce the food. Who is going to pay for it all? You are!

If you go to fancy restaurants you also have to pay for the name. A friend once invited me to a luxury restaurant. It served tiny portions and charged $50 for the experience.

fancy restaurant serving a fish dish

Going to restaurants becomes expensive quickly

While the food was delicious it was not worth the money. For the same amount of money, you can buy a week's supply of healthy vegetables.

Restaurant food is often not nutritious enough and may use vegetable oils. Your health will take an impact especially if you go to fast food joints. Those medical bills aren't cheap if you live in America.

Your productivity loss may also affect your income. Save money now by stop going to restaurants and use it to improve your health instead. Removing your toxins with natural remedies can also save you a fortune.

6. Detox Your Body With Natural Remedies

Cancer manifests in the body after a toxicity crisis, so one great way to fight it is to detox your organs. There are many unnecessary surgeries done every year. Some people remove their gallbladder even if there is a cheap remedy that they can use instead.

The liver and gallbladder flush is an excellent way to purify your body.  If more people used this cleanse there would be no need for patients to remove their gallbladder.

The Liver And Gallbladder Cleanse

The Liver And Gallbladder Cleanse is a natural method of removing gallstones.

Many people waste a vast amount of money on useless surgeries. Doctors don't have a clue why organs malfunction, they only treat symptoms. Their procedures are not only ineffective but also costly.

There are many cheap natural remedies you can use to cleanse your organs without any side effects.

Download Detox Guides

Go to our Free Resource Library to download our organ detox guides. 

Learn how to cleanse your kidneys, liver, colon, lymphatic system, and more.

A free method you can use to fight cancer involves exercising every week.

7. Exercise Every Week

Exercising several hours per week can decrease your cancer risk. Scientific evidence shows that physical activity delays death from all causes. It improves your body’s oxygen rate and blood flow.

Cancer cells are oxygen deprived,  so by exercising you can deliver extra oxygen to the cells.  An increase in oxygenation may only need 30-60 minutes of training or more per week.

Adults who take part in higher amounts of physical activity have less risk of getting:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrium cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Stomach cancer

Do as much physical activity that you can manage. Then increase the intensity in incremental steps. Exercise to 50% of your capacity. 

For example, if 30 minutes of walking is your limit then only do it for 15 minutes.  Then slowly increase your activity level.

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Another cheap way to fight cancer is to drink enough clean water every day.

8. Drink Enough Filtered Water

Proper hydration keeps things flowing in your stomach and prevents constipation.It also makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body.

Water also transports waste products in and out of our cells. The water in the U.S may contain toxins such as fluoride and chlorine.

water splashing

Make sure to drink enough filtered water per day

One way to purify your water is to buy a Berkey water filter. It is the most economical water purification system available. This filter removes pathogens, heavy metals, pharmaceutical drugs, rust, and more.

With the Berkey, you can filter about 6000 gallons of water before you have to change the black filters. This arrangement will cost you about two cents per gallon and last for years.

Sleeping eight hours per day is another way you can deal with cancer without spending money.

9. Sleep 8 Hours Every Day

Getting enough sleep per day is another cheap way to fight cancer. Your body needs enough rest per day to recover and repair itself. Sleep is an essential physiological process for humans and most animals.

Immunity diminishes as fatigue increases. Suppressing your natural cycles make it harder for your body to fight cancer.

Woman sleep

A free way to fight cancer is to get enough sleep each day

When you sleep your body releases melatonin which can reduce your cancer growth. Melatonin is already part of your body so you might as well use it. It will not cost you a thing!

Make sure to sleep eight hours per day and go to bed no later than 10 pm.

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Healing your emotional trauma is another free way to deal with cancer.

10. Heal Your Emotional Wounds

Stress and emotional trauma are one major reason why we see more cancer in the world. Fear and stress are there to protect us from danger. It's a natural response that makes us able to run from a predator like a bear.

Our bodies can handle stress for a short amount of time. But too much tension will bring your body down and manifest diseases.

Negative thoughts put your body under constant stress. Repressed anger is a common trait in many cancer patients.

distressed woman

Cancer manifests after a biological conflict

Tumors often manifest after a shocking event that puts the patient off guard. The stressful event happens about 6-24 months before the cancer diagnosis.

Addressing your emotional trauma might have a great impact on your cancer growth. The healing methods you can use to deal with your trauma are free and easy to use.

If you want to stop wasting money then you should not be buying supplements. Here is why.

11. Don't Buy Supplements

One way to stop wasting money on your cancer treatment is not to buy supplements. Supplements often don't work and are a waste of your money.

The only supplement you should take is B12 if you eat a vegan diet. You should also get vitamin D from the sun if you can. Go on a vacation during the winter and visit a warm place instead of taking a pill.

Learn How To Get Nutrients Without Supplements

Read our free cancer diet and nutrition guide to learn how to get maximum nutrition on a plant-based diet!

Get your vitamins by eating a whole food plant-based diet, as a supplement will never compare to real food. Starches, vegetables, and fruits are the best way to deliver these nutrients to the body.

I have saved my best money saving tip for last. Can you guess what it is?

12. Avoid Chemo Or Traditional Cancer Therapies

The best way to save money if you have cancer is to stop using standard cancer treatments. These methods are not only toxic and dangerous but also extremely expensive.

Each year, cancer costs the world more money than any other disease. For people with health insurance, the concern might not be as great. But some insurance plans won't cover the most expensive treatments.

Surgery is one of the most common ways to treat cancer. Doctors use it to diagnose or remove tumors. Cancer surgeries can cost anything from $14000 to $80000.

The costs include admissions, readmissions, physician services, and other fees. Chemotherapy is another way to treat cancer. It involves killing cancer cells with chemicals.


Chemo, radiation, and surgeries are extremly expensive

Chemo treatments in the U.S. are expensive. The cost depends on your cancer type. Colon cancer is the most high-priced. The average costs for all lengths of treatment range from $28000 to $34000. A year of chemo can cost up to more than $100 000. 

Radiation therapy is another form of expensive cancer treatment. It involves the use of intense energy beams, usually X-rays, to kill tumors. Radiotherapy kills both healthy cells and cancer cells.

The cost of radiation therapy depends on your cancer type. Typical costs for all lengths of treatment averaging two months range from $23000 to $25000.

YouTuber Courtney once revealed the cost of her brain cancer treatments.

Here is a rundown of her costs:

Courtney's  Brain Cancer Costs



Brain surgery

- $80 147.23

33 radiotherapy treatments x $1680

- $55 400

Chemo just for the radiation

- $2877.89

Five chemo pills per month x 1 year

- $14 400

24 speech therapies x $168

- $4032


- $156 897.12

Courtney's total cost for her brain cancer treatments was $156 897.12. This figure did not include her fees for her regular doctor visits. The same amount of money spent on her treatments would have gotten her a four bedroom townhouse in Florida.

Penthouse add Florida

Courtney could have gotten a four bedroom townhouse in Florida for the same amount of money she spent on her brain cancer treatments

Courtney shot this video in 2017. So her costs went up even more after she had more chemo treatments.

The biggest money saver by far is not to use standard cancer treatments.The whole cancer industry is a racket. It's all about making money, not curing people.

As long as Big Pharma can influence our congress, the price will not decrease.  So by using natural remedies, you can save a fortune.


Ditch all animal products and eat starchy vegetables.

Plan your meals and buy only once a week or every second week.

Grow your own vegetables.

Make your own food and stop going to restaurants.

Remove your toxins with natural remedies.

Exercise every week.

Drink enough filtered water per day.

Sleep eight hours per day.

Heal your emotional wounds.

Stop wasting money on supplements.

Don't use traditional cancer treatments.

How To Start Saving Money If You Have Cancer

1. Pick one thing from the list and implement it

2. Move to the next thing on the list

3. Repeat until you have done all 12 things

Action Steps

Today you learned 12 affordable health care options for cancer. If you want to save money while treating cancer, you need to change your habits. Pick one of the tips I gave you in this blog post.

One great way to get started is to ditch all animal products. After you have implemented this tip try something else from this list.

Repeat this process until you have tried all my suggestions. You will not only save a ton of money but also feel much better.

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About the author 

Simon Persson

Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger passionate about natural health remedies. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking, sports, and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.

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