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Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients


#1

https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/factsheet/FactSheetSearch8_3.aspx

http://healthwellfoundation.org/


#2

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides
education, legal counselingreferrals to cancer patients and survivors
concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues,
job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.

The PAF also conducts outreach to African American and Hispanic/Latino
American populations.


Telephone: 1-800-■■■■■■■■
Web site: <http://www.patientadvocate.org/&gt;
http://www.patientadvocate.org
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Have you applied for government disability? If not you should.....here is
link to help you....

applying for disability questions and answers
<http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/questions.html&gt;
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/questions.html

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants
whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet
disability standards.

Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other
medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments
based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate allowances
allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled
individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we
can obtain quickly.

The initial list of Compassionate Allowance conditions was developed as a
result of information received at public outreach hearings, public comment
on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, comments received from the
Social Security and Disability Determination Service communities, and the
counsel of medical and scientific experts. Also, we considered which
conditions are most likely to meet our current definition of disability.

<http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm&gt;
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm

See also:
<https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0423022000&gt;
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0423022000

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if your insurance doesn't cover the chemo drugs, the drug company probably
will. It's an easy process. <http://www.pparx.com/&gt; www.pparx.com is a
clearing house for all the drug company programs. This is great for ANY
prescription drug, whether gotten from your doc (infusion or pills) or from
the pharmacy.

Several hundred drug assistance programs stand ready to offer free or
low-cost drugs to patients in need. A new Web site and toll-free number help
navigate the system.
<http://www.communityoncology.net/journal/articles/0205410.pdf&gt;
http://www.communityoncology.net/journal/articles/0205410.pdf

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. Hand in Hand: the Suzanne R.Leider Memorial Assistance Fund
offers specific financial assistance for second opinion consultations by
reimbursing expenses related to travel, phone bills, costs of the evaluation
and directly related charges.
<http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/assistance.shtml&gt;
http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/assistance.shtml

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First Hand Foundation
<http://www.cerner.com/firsthand/FirstHand_1a.aspx?id=18203&gt;
http://www.cerner.com/firsthand/FirstHand_1a.aspx?id=18203

applying for disability questions and answers

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#3

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is tackling cancer’s impact by providing financial assistance for patients and their families:

http://joeandruzzifoundation.org/wp/


#4

Reposted from ACOR. Thanks Mimi!

Some of these groups offer financial help



Planet Cancer: <http://www.planetcancer.org> www.planetcancer.org

(look under patient resources)



Group Loop: <http://www.grouploop.org> www.grouploop.org

(look under infozone)



Teens Living With Cancer:

<http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org> www.teenslivingwithcancer.org



I'm Too Young for This: <http://www.imtooyoungforthis.org>
www.imtooyoungforthis.org

(scroll down to I need money)



First Descents: <http://www.firstdescents.org> www.firstdescents.org



The LifeLab: <http://www.thelifelab.org> www.thelifelab.org



LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance:

<http://www.livestrong.org/yaa> www.livestrong.org/yaa



Young Survival Coalition: <http://www.youngsurvival.org>
www.youngsurvival.org



National Collegiate Cancer Foundation:

<http://www.collegiatecancer.org/> http://www.collegiatecancer.org/


#5

Some more useful links:

For a particular cancer cost, check the National Cancer Institute website (http://costprojections.cancer.gov).

Fortunately, cancer patients can now turn to medical bill negotiators who bargain with medical providers.

Resources Cancer.net maintains a list of organizations that help patients financially (www.cancer.net).

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (www.cancerfac.org) is a group of national organizations that provide financial help.

The nonprofit CancerCare provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer (www.cancercare.org). It also has a foundation to help fund copays, the CancerCare Patient Assistance Foundation (call 866-552-6729 or visit online at www.cancercarecopay.org).

The HealthWell Foundation (800-675-8416 or www.healthwellfoundation.org) similarly provides financial assistance to cover copayments, premiums, and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888-477-2669) helps qualifying patients who lack prescription-drug coverage obtain the medications they need.

Needy Meds (www.needymeds.org or 800-503-6897) offers information on companies assisting those who can't afford medication.

The Patient Access Network Foundation (866-316-7263 or www.panfoundation.org) assists patients with out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.

Patient Services Inc. (800-366-7741 or www.uneedpsi.org) assists with insurance premiums and copayments for people with chronic diseases.

RxHope.com (877-267-0517 or www.rxhope.com) helps patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications.

The Assist Fund (855-845-3663 or www.assistfund.org) provides financial support to chronically ill patients with high-cost medications.

The Patient Advocate Foundation (800-532-5274 or www.patientadvocate.org) provides education, legal counseling, and referrals for people with cancer who need assistance managing insurance, financial, debt crisis, and job-discrimination issues.