Many lung cancer patients find themselves in need of financial assistance at some point in the journey. The truth is, many times the kind of help patients and their loved ones would find most helpful is not available.
That's why we've partnered with GiveForward, a service provides free* online fundraising pages to help friends and family to raise money directly for a loved one when they need it the most. To learn more, visit the Lung Cancer Alliance GiveForward site here.
*setting up a fundraising page is free, GiveForward collects a processing fee of 7% on donations made
Here are other sources of financial resources to explore:
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
A searchable database of both medical and non-medical financial assistance (national and regional) all over the US.
CancerCare's A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer
Patient Advocate Foundation
Maintains an extensive National Financial Resources Guidebook, organized state-by-state.
The Assistance Fund
Medication co-pay assistance for NSCLC.
Patient Access Network Foundation
Medication co-pay assistance for non-small cell lung cancer. As of 1/1/14, PANF's NSCLC fund only covers those receiving Medicare.
CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
Medication co-pay assistance for non-small cell lung cancer. As of 1/1/14, CancerCare's NSCLC fund is out of money.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Center
Medication co-pay assistance for non-small cell lung cancer. As of 3/26/14, PAF's NSCLC fund is out of money.
Drug Assistance Programs
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps those who are without prescription drug coverage and who qualify get the medication they need.
Online resource with information about pharmaceutical and government assistance programs.
Transportation and traveling for treatment
Provides limited financial assistance for transportation, homecare, childcare and pain medication.
American Cancer Society
Programs vary by area of the country but include Road to Recovery, in which volunteers provide transportation to and from appointments, and financial assistance for gasoline.
National Patient Travel Center
Offers information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.
A resource for finding a place to stay near hospitals and treatment centers all over the country. Listings include details such as distance to the hospital, reservation directions, and amenities, oftentimes with discounted rates.
Provides rebates on products often used by cancer patients.