American Cancer Society (ACS) provides information and referrals to numerous education, community, and patient support services, including financial assistance and transportation programs. To reach your local ACS, contact the national office at 800.227.2345.
CancerCare provides limited financial assistance for home care, childcare and transportation.
CancerCare’ s Linking A.R.M.S. program provides limited financial assistance for hormonal therapy, oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment.
The Healthwell Foundation provides financial assistance to those with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Eligible individuals can receive help with co-payments for prescription drugs, coinsurance, deductibles, and other selected out-of-pocket costs.
The Pink Fund provides short-term financial aid for basic living expenses to eligible breast cancer patients.
RXAssist provides information about free and low-cost medicine programs and other ways to manage medical costs.
Stupid Cancer maintains a list of financial resources, including educational financial aid for survivors and children of survivors.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a US federal income supplement program designed to help disabled individuals with little or no income. Eligibility is decided case by case. If you are eligible for SSI, other benefits (e.g. food stamps) may be available.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a US federal loss of income protection program. SSDI defines “disability” as a condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. If awarded, payments begin at sixth months from the date of determined disability.
Compassionate Allowance expedites the SSDI claim process. Certain disabling conditions, including metastatic breast cancer, receive a decision within three weeks. Funds are distributed in the same manner as regular SSDI (6 months from date of determination).
United Way's 2-1-1 Program has many programs to help those in need across the country, and you can call a service professional directly at 2-1-1 in the United States.
Lazarex Cancer Foundationprovides financial assistance for some medical expenses not covered by insurance for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides access to clinical breast exams and mammograms (plus diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment of breast cancer is diagnosed) to women ages 40-64 who don't have health insurance or are under-insured.
National Lymphedema Network find a lymphedema support group, physical therapist, financial assistance for garments and other information on lymphedema.
Sisters Network Inc.provides financial assistance for copays and breast prosthesis, medical bras and compression arm sleeves.
Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund1-800-878-9184 The BMCF supports patients 18- 40 currently undergoing cancer treatment with services to meet daily needs. It provides home health care services, co-payments required by many health plans for medical care, temporary housing, and other expenses for those temporarily unable to pay bills like rent, insurance, and food.
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events.
Cancer Connect has become the leading social community for cancer patients and their caregivers to provide support, share information and help others through their cancer journey. With over 500 patients joining the community each month to share, support, and inspire each other, Cancer Connect has become the leading online community for cancer patients and their supporters.
Cancer Support Community To support you in your cancer journey, please take advantage of this resource on managing the cost of your care
The Catherine H. Tuck Foundation program provides financial aid grants for basic necessities of life to women and men who are in active treatment for breast cancer and struggling financially as a direct result of the diagnosis and treatment.
Fifth Season Financial1-866-459-1271 provides loans to people living with advanced cancer, secured solely by the face value of their life insurance policy. The goal of our “Loans for Living” program is to provide individuals access to discretionary cash locked up in their life insurance policy, while preserving a portion of the policy benefit for the insured’s beneficiaries. When you or a loved one is living with advanced cancer, a full set of emotional, medical, and financial St rises arise. To ensure the best medical options available and for the patient’s personal well-being, it is vital to gain financial stability and quality of life. Fifth Season Financial is in your corner to help.
Gilda’s Club Our Mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens, and children along with their families and friends.
Give Forward is a resource that empowers friends and family of patients undergoing medical treatment by letting them create fundraisers to help alleviate the financial burden and stress that come along with illness.
Look Good Feel Better 1-800-395-LOOK is a nonmedical, national public service program to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment. It offers a free program that helps improve self-image, appearance and quality-of life in people undergoing cancer treatment.
Pantry Net Food pantry Locator, click on State to provide Name of Agency, Address and Phone Number.
Breast Cancer Angels FOOD PROGRAM Breast Cancer Angels provides gift cards to the market of the clients’ choice; the dollar amount depends on family size and need (average of $250 per family per month). The current need is $18,000 monthly. HOUSING NEEDS Breast Cancer Angels assists with emergency housing costs. We may pay the security deposit and the first month’s rent to assist women who have become homeless due to breast cancer treatment. We are also the only group that assists with monthly (up to $500 per month) housing costs for women in treatment for long-term metastatic breast cancer. Our goal is to keep women from being homeless and alone while they fight their breast cancer battle. MEDICAL CO-PAYS & COBRA COSTS We provide this aid as needed. We do not want to see women lose their insurance in the middle of treatment or not be able to get their prescriptions filled. HOME HEALTH CARE & FINAL EXPENSE We pay for short-term home health care as needed. We also assist with final expenses. SECOND OPINION FUND Jerry & Patti Walsh established a Second Opinion Fund with us, in memory of their daughter, Dayna. We have assisted 18 women in getting an expert second opinion, which improves their chance of survival. SOCIAL WORKER Breast Cancer Angels has a paid social worker who helps our clients find other resources. She also makes home visits to assess client needs. LEGAL ASSISTANCE We now have a pro bono attorney to assist our clients with custody and other legal issues.