In cancer treatment, the following organizations provide co-pay assistance:
- Cancer Care Copay Foundation
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program
- Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program
- The Chronic Disease Fund
- The Healthwell Foundation
- Patient Services Incorporated
- National Association for Rare Disease (NORD)
- Patient Access Network Foundation
You may also look for help with certain chemotherapy drugs from the manufacturers. You can find the different programs at Needymeds.com.
Financial and Emotional Support
Angel Flight for Cancer Patients
Developed by Mercy Medical Airlift, AFCP provides long-distance charitable medical air transportation to and from distant specialized medical care and/or clinical trials. They assist cancer patients and their escorts with important air transportation when the cost of purchasing said transportation is beyond their financial means.
APOS Toll-Free HELPLINE
The APOS Helpline -1-866-276-7443 (1-866-APOS-4-HELP) is a national resource to help people with cancer and their caregivers find emotional support in their own communities. This referral program, part of the Cancer Support Helpline® (affiliated with the Cancer Support Community), connects cancer patients, their caregivers and advocacy organizations with psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
Cancer Care, Inc
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501c(3) organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs – including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. For more information call:
1-800-813- HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org.
Cancer Support Community
Cancer Support Community is a global nonprofit network that delivers personalized support services including individual and group support in-person and online, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle programs and social activities for the entire family. To find a Cancer Support Community or Gilda’s Club near you, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org or call our toll-free Cancer Support Helpline® at 1-888-793-9355 for information and support.
HelpPRO is the oldest, most comprehensive therapist and mental health resource finder on the Web, founded in 1995 to improve public access to the services of mental health clinicians and organizations.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. visit LIVESTRONG.org.
MetaCancer Foundation, Inc.
The MetaCancer Foundation has launched its innovative website and offers resources for everyday living, opportunities for creative reflection, and possibilities for you to live beyond your diagnosis right now with strength, grace, and peace.
Free cancer resources for patients and healthcare professionals
The Patient/Partner Project is a multi-faceted, long-term program focused on helping cancer patients by helping their partners.
Strength for Caring
Strength for Caring is a program that addresses the complex needs of a person caring for a loved one with cancer. This community-based program is free of charge and provides comprehensive education and support for caregivers.
Support is also available through peer support programs.
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