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Cancer Care - Financial Assistance

CANCER CARE - Financial Assistance

Source of information:   http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/assistance/cc_financial.php

Please contact CancerCare at 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) for more information.

We know the financial burden of cancer can be great. So, for more than 60 years, we have provided limited grants for certain expenses related to treatment. Our financial assistance program is one of the longest running and best regarded in the country.

In order to qualify, you need to provide CancerCare with information about your income, savings and expenses, and in some cases provide invoices for the cost of service. Your healthcare professional must also provide information on your cancer.

Please be aware that our grants are not for basic living expenses such as rent, mortgages, utility payments or food. Please contact your local United Way to find out if they offer a 211 referral line to find resources that can help.

Below is a description of our programs available to people nationwide. Please contact CancerCare at 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) for more information.

Breast Cancer

  • AVONCares: Limited financial assistance for homecare, childcare and transportation. A program in partnership with the Avon Foundation.
  • Linking A.R.M.S.™: Limited financial assistance for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment. A program in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Multiple Myeloma

The "Door to Door" program for patients with multiple myeloma provides grants to help with transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care. Patients must call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) to begin the application process. A sample patient application form along with a physician verification form may be viewed online.

All Cancer Diagnoses — Women
(excluding breast cancer)

Limited financial assistance for men and women for homecare, childcare, transportation, and pain medication. Includes the Touching Hearts program funded by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation and San Diego area assistance funded by the WebMD Foundation.

All Cancer Diagnoses — Men

Limited financial assistance is available for transportation, homecare, childcare and pain medication.

Children (ages 18 and under; all cancers)

Limited financial assistance for homecare, childcare, transportation, medication and copays. This program has been funded by many generous individual donors.