Assistance Programs for Cancer Patients

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Support, doctors and treatments:


Help with the cost of medicine:


Insurance & Co-pays:

  • American Cancer Society’s Health Insurance Assistance Service (800-ACS-2345): The call center staff have helped some 21,000 people in 36 states with insurance and other financial problems. They often refer people to national organizations such as the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation which helps patients cover the cost of copays for medications to treat certain cancers, or the HealthWell Foundation which helps patients cover their out-of-pocket medical expenses. The American Cancer Society provides great advice here.
  • Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD). This is a health plan through the department of public welfare that is sometimes an option for individuals diagnosed with cancer or another medical need who do not qualify for regular medical assistance due to income and/or resource, asset limits.
  • PA Fair Care Insurance for uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions (cancer).


Location Based Assistance: 


Age Specific Assistance:

  • Pediatric Cancer Assistance


Transportation Assistance:

  • Need a ride to your cancer treatment? Go here


Hair & Beauty Assistance:


Senior Citizen & Specific In Home Care:

  • Senior services and support programs are provided by Little Brothers
  • Need in home care or support after surgery or during treatments? Relevant Home Care can help!


Food & Meals:


Emotional Support: