CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance. CancerCare has a variety of programs in place to assist those in need. For more information, visit www.cancercare.org or contact 800.813.HOPE (4673).
Cancer Support Community
In a recent study conducted by the Cancer Support Community (CSC), a majority (72.8%) of patients surveyed experienced some degree of emotional distress from managing cancer care costs. Additionally, 64.8% reported that their health care team did not discuss financial aspects of care with them. To help meet the needs of the growing population of people impacted by the financial burden of cancer care, the Cancer Support Community, in partnership with Association of Oncology Social Work, Cancer and Careers, Cancer Legal Resource Center, LIVESTRONG, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Patient Advocate Foundation and Survivorship A – Z, has released the third edition of its highly acclaimed Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care book.
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Learn more by visiting The Cancer Support Community at www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about its financial burdens. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. They also help you find additional sources of help. For more information, contact 800.955.4572.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation offers a Patient Aid Grant Program that provides limited financial assistance to lymphoma patients who are uninsured or have adequate medical insurance but struggle to pay for expenses related to their lymphoma treatment, such as medical bills, transportation costs to get to and from treatment, lodging expenses during treatment and childcare costs while they are at treatment. For more information, contact the Lymphoma Helpline at 800.500.9976 or www.lymphoma.org.
Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford high-cost specialty medications. PAN provides financial (copay) assistance through nearly 60 disease-specific programs designed to help patients being treated for certain chronic illnesses, rare diseases, and cancers. Through a quick, streamlined application process for patients and easy-to-navigate online portals for specialty pharmacies and providers, PAN makes it simple and convenient for patients to get the financial assistance they need quickly, so they can initiate treatment immediately.
One of PAN’s programs is for patients living with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Patients can receive $10,000 in copay support if they are insured and their insurance covers the medication for which the patient seeks assistance, reside and receive treatment in the United States, and are below 500% of the federal Poverty Level (i.e., $78,650 for a family of two). For more information, visit www.PANFoundation.org, or call 1-866-316-7263.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program
The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify. For more information, visit www.copays.org or contact 866.512.3861.
Patient Services, Inc.
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) offers a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma co-pay assistance program that is designed to help those eligible afford the cost of their expensive prescription medication (oral and topical). To apply, call a PSI customer service representative at 800.366.7741 or visit www.patientservicesinc.org.