One of the first recommendations for the newly diagnosed is to see an MPN Specialist. This also applies to patients who have never seen an MPN Specialist. Financial difficulties can make this a difficult task. Before you begin treatment, patients and caregivers should meet with a financial counselor at the facility providing treatment. The counselor will assist in determining coverage and estimate out of pocket expenses. You might also consider an Oncology Nurse Navigator who helps provide support services, coordinates elements of care and helps you learn about additional cancer resources.