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 Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:
CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance. For more information, visit www.cancerfac.org
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.
Caring Voices Coalition
Caring Voice Coalition is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with chronic illnesses. Our organization continues to accomplish its mission by offering outreach services that provide financial, emotional and educational support. Specific support areas include financial assistance, insurance coverage, therapy appeals, social security disability and patient education on available services.
For more information, visit www.caringvoice.org or call 888.267.1440.
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/cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma, or call 1-866-316-7263.
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.
Triage Cancer helps survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates to navigate cancer survivorship though educational events, a national Speakers Bureau, and online tools and resources. For more informations, visit triagecancer.org.
Available Triage Cancer resources of interest:
Financial Big Picture Spreadsheet: This customizable document is designed to help people collect all of the relevant information about their financial status.
Making Sense of the Medicare Maze - recorded webinar
A new Quick Guide on Reasonable Accommodations that provides information about what they are, examples, and tips on how to request them.
Updated information on state laws around employer's ability to conduct credit checks on their employees, and states with oral chemotherapy parity laws.
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