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Financial Resources

Financial, Legal and Insurance Information and Assistance

1 Up On Cancer

Dedicated to direct financial assistance for adults in the United States undergoing cancer treatment.

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Adolescents and Young Women

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund - This fund provides small financial grants to patients, ages 18-40, as they undergo cancer treatment.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation - The NCCF provides need-based financial support to young adults, ages 18-35, who have been diagnosed with cancer.

SAMFund - The SAMFund provides financial assistance and online support to young cancer survivors.

Various Scholarships - AffordableCollegesOnline lists Scholarships for students with cancer, for cancer survivors, and for students with family members who have or had cancer.  Scroll down the page for the listings.

Aging with Dignity - Advanced Directives

Aging with Dignity's "Five Wishes" program is changing the way we talk about and plan for care at the end of life.

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Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope provides critical financial assistance to families with a child or parent/guardian in active treatment for cancer. Grants are awarded based on level of need. Creditors are paid directly for essential living expenses; housing, food, utilities, transportation, insurance and medical bills. The program is only available to residents of the State of Michigan.  

Applications are available through hospitals or cancer centers. The organization only accepts applications submitted by a Social Worker, Nurse Navigator or other patient representative. 

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Cancer Care

Professional support services to people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.  Offers help finding counseling and financial support.

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Cancer Care - Co-payment Assistance Foundation

Assistance with co-payments for cancer treatment.
(866) 55-COPAY or  (866) 552-6729

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Cancer Care - Financial

Provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer.

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Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition maintains a database of organizations that offer support to cancer patients.  It can be searched by diagnosis or type of assistance needed.

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Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

A joint program of Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles - provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. (866) THE-CLRC ((866) 843-2572).

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Corporate Angel Network

Help arranging free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.

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Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

Provides information on the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Lists questions to help determine the rights of employees and employers.

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Good Days from CDF (Chronic Disease Fund)

Financial support for patients in need.

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Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care

Under the Hill-Burton law, about 170 health care facilities nationwide are obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care to those who cannot otherwise afford medical care.

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LiveStrong Cancer Navigation Center

The LiveStrong Cancer Navigation Center can help with insurance denials and appeals, handling debt and financial management issues related to a cancer diagnosis and more.

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National Cancer Institute - Paying for Clinical Trials

Information on insurance coverage for clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute clinical trials.

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National Patient Travel Center

The National Patient Travel Center provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance – Understanding Insurance

Descriptions of insurance terms, different types of insurance, and more.

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

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Patient Access Network

The Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) has a fund assisting Medicare patients with ovarian cancer. The fund will provide up to $20,000 of co-payment assistance annually to patients whose income is under 500% of the federal poverty level. The funds must be used for medications used to treat ovarian cancer. 

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Patient Advocate Foundation

An active liaison between patient and insurer, employer and/or creditor.  Information about resolving a patient’s insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters through case managers, doctors and attorneys.

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RxHope lists information about patient assistance programs that offer free or reduced cost medication in the United States.

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Social Security

You may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

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