Shawna Blackmore, Financial Counselor, assists patients with insurance and patient funding options. Shawna began her start with Tulane in 2017 and became a financial counselor in 2018. Cancer is one of the most expensive diseases and is constantly rising in healthcare costs. As a financial counselor, Shawna advises patients of their co-pays and provides a meaningful estimate of patients’ financial responsibility during their care at Tulane Cancer Center. She also applies for funding assistance for oral medications based on availability of funding and diagnosis. Shawna has received over $100k in funding assistance since her journey here in the Cancer Center. Her knowledge of finance offers patient support, understanding, and relief about the medical bills they have or will receive.