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Funding Available to Help Pay for Cancer Treatment Medications

Monday, May 18, 2015
The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even having health insurance doesn’t guarantee patients will be able to afford treatment.

Resources are available for your patients who need help paying copayments for chemotherapy and cancer medications. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people afford their copayments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment medications.

Funds are currently available for the following diagnoses: metastatic breast cancer, non–small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma, gastric cancer, and multiple myeloma.

“I was quite anxious with having to consider selling my home in order to afford treatment,” noted one of CancerCare’s clients. “I was greatly relieved when I received notification that the foundation would help me cover the copays. Your foundation literally saved my life, and I am extremely grateful. I, as well as my entire family, thank you.”

For more information about this program, visit the CCAF site or call 866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729).

In order to be eligible for assistance, patients must complete and sign an application and HIPAA authorization form, as well as provide proof of income. Applications and forms will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is available.

CancerCare also offers other information and resources to help your patients to cope with financial concerns, including podcasts, publications, and an “Ask CancerCare” feature where experts reply to questions about coping with cancer treatment costs. Click here for more information.
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