Cancer Assistance Programs and Resources
A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming enough and then you have to begin thinking about everything from how and if insurance will cover certain treatments and medications to where you will have the cancer treated, finances and even transportation. Please know that there are a number of resources to explore and assist you with many cancer related concerns.
I would like provide just a handful to get you started. Here are the names and internet addresses of some organizations that offer assistance and/or links to other organizations that offer everything from financial assistance to support with other basic living needs during and after treatment:
Family Reach Foundation – www.familyreach.org
Life Beyond Cancer Foundation: www.lifebeyondcancer.org
Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund: www.bmcf.net
National Cancer Coalition: www.nationalcancercoalition.org
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
The Government Assistance: www.benefits.gov
Patient Advocate Foundation: www.patientadvocate.org
Planet Cancer: www.planetcancer.org
Chronic Disease Fund: www.cdfund.org
Co-Pay Relief: www.copays.org
National Patient Travel Center: www.patienttravel.org
Susan Komen for the Cure: www.komen.org
Medline Plus – www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancers.html - this is a service of the National Library of Medicine which provides information on a number of clinical trials.