Financial

There are many areas of the family budget that can be impacted by a cancer diagnosis. The organizations listed here have been known to provide financial assistance for a variety of needs, including co-pay obligations, lodging expenses, childcare costs, and more.

Please note: We are learning that many of the resources listed may not currently offer financial assistance due to a lack of funding. We continue to list them as they do provide other support services beyond financial assistance that may be of benefit.

Triage Cancer

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. 

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. CFAC educates patients and providers about existing resources and links to other organizations that can provide additional assistance.

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 have a Patient Travel Assistance Program. The LLS can also help you find additional sources of help. For more information, contact 800.955.4572 or visit their website.

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Their vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it. For more information, contact 800.675.8416 or visit their website.

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 visit their website.

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 their website 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 their website.

CancerCare

CancerCare helps individuals and families better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Our services–for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved–include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. To speak directly with a CancerCare social worker, call 1.800.813.HOPE (4673).

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer. These support services are available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and online, so that no one has to face cancer alone. For more information, visit their website or contact 888.793.9355.

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 their website or call 888.267.1440.