LOW COST AND FREE ASSISTANCE FOR CANCER PATIENTS - MEDS , SUPPORT , PROGRAMS , CAREGIVERS AND DAY TO DAY NEEDS
If you are terminally ill with cancer and you would like to talk to someone but you are uncomfortable about talking to a family member or a close friend because they will get too upset , here are some ideas of what you can do and who you might talk to instead .http://cms.carepages.com/CarePages/en/ArticlesTips/FeatureArticles/Contributors/Emotional-Healing-for-the-Terminally-Ill.html
Another source for possible financial assistance. This is called the Cancer coalition.http://www.cancerfac.org/
Here are some free publications about cancer and the challenges that go with it. Including recipe books and more.
Our mission is to provide financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting pediatric cancers and other life-threatening diseases.
While the majority of our efforts are dedicated to families fighting solid-tumor, pediatric-type cancers, we extend support to families with similar medical situations and urgent, unfulfilled needs.
The focus of our current efforts is to raise funds to help eligible families pay for a variety of significant expenses that mount during the patient's treatment, including:
- Everyday home bills that accumulate due to lost wages of parents (e.g., mortgage, utilities, insurance, etc.)
- Transportation to care centers and lodging for family members
- Child care
- Palliative care
- Other special patient needs (medical or non-medical)
At this time, Family Reach Foundation is able to provide support to families only through the hospitals that are in its partner network. If you are in need of financial assistance and have a loved-one fighting cancer at one of the following hospitals, please contact the social work department and ask about Family Reach. We wish you the very best as you or a loved-one strives to defeat cancer.
Hospitals in the Family Reach Network:
New York/New Jersey
New York Presbyterian
Robert Wood Johnson
St. Barnabas, Livingston
St. Barnabas, Newark Beth Israel
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore
Rady Children's, San Diego
The information posted above is from the Family Reach website at this link :
Do you need to go out of town for treatment ? There may be a special place for you and your loved ones to stay for free."Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Yet the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their families can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows Hope Lodge guests to focus on the most important thing: getting well.
And a Hope Lodge offers so much more than just free lodging. It provides a nurturing, home-like environment where patients and caregivers can retreat to private rooms or connect with others who are going through many of the same experiences."
Go here to find out if there is a Hope Lodge near your treatment location :
Another way to find resources , including lodging would be to go to this resource page and type in your location . This is a great page for finding all kinds of assistance with your cancer challenges.
This page shows pharmacutical companies that supply free meds specifically for cancer patients
If you need an unapproved drug (one not approved by the FDA) here are some ideas to obtain it.
MORE FINANCIAL AND PRACTICAL HELP
FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
This source has many good ideas for assistance ,and links to even more organizations that provide help.
Cancer imposes heavy economic burdens on both patients and their families. For many people, a portion of medical expenses is paid by their health insurance plan. For individuals who do not have health insurance or who need financial assistance to cover health care costs, resources are available, including Government-sponsored programs and services supported by nonprofit organizations. Cancer patients and their families should discuss any concerns they may have about health care costs with their physician, medical social worker, or the business office of their hospital or clinic.
Listed below are Government agencies, organizations, and programs that are designed to provide assistance for cancer patients and their families. However, resources provided by individual organizations vary, and it is important to check with a specific group to determine if financial aid is currently available. Organizations that provide publications in Spanish or have Spanish-speaking staff have been identified. "
From the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The page you will be referred to has a great list of things to think about and use in your journey with cancer such as financial and employment , insurance ,caregiver , family support and more.
Want to talk to someone?LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare offers help with financial, employment or insurance issues for all cancer survivors, including those diagnosed, caregivers, family and friends.
We can help you:
- Assistance with job retention and dealing with discrimination at work
- How to pay for treatment if you are uninsured
How to apply for Medicare
- How to manage insurance appeals and disability claims
- Financial assistance for transportation, child care and home care
- Managing debt crisis issues
Here is a large listing of cancer organizations by state and by type of cancer.
In many situations that deal with a certain type of cancer , you can find the best assistance and low cost/free help by going directly to the organization that concentrates on your or your loved one's type of cancer. Then look under titles such as "financial help or assistance" , or " support groups" or " contact numbers/people" .
This page has help for making decisions about what kind of treatment path you want to take for your particular cancer challenge.
Need Help with Treatment Decisions?
Use these FREE interactive decision support tools to answer the question "What does the clinical information mean to me?" You will receive a personalized treatment options report tailored to your diagnosis. Your report will provide the pros and cons of each treatment, side effects, questions to ask your physician, plus access to relevant summaries of clinical studies.
Another wonderful site for assistance
A Helping Hand Resource Guide
A Helping Hand (now in its Fifth Edition) is CancerCare’s free guide to help you find resources that provide valuable services to people with cancer and their loved ones. An online version with search features will be coming to CancerCare’s website. You may also request a free printed copy of the Helping Hand Resource Guide.
Some tips from A Helping Hand for finding resources are in the pages that follow.
- Finding Reliable Health Information on the Web
- Getting the Most From a Service
- Finding Resources in Your Community
For Air Travel needs
This program is great . One of the good things that they provide, in addition to air travel for the patient , is transportation for an adult companion (2 adults for children)
Free Air Travel for people with cancer
Corporate Angel Network arranges
free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients, as long as they:
- Travel to or from an approved* cancer treatment center
- Are able to walk up and down the steps to a private plane without assistance
- Do not require oxygen, IV or any other form of life support during the flight
By taking a Corporate Angel flight, a patient:
- Saves the expense of commercial airline tickets
- Avoids crowds in air terminals and on the aircraft
- Is permitted to bring an adult companion; children can travel with two adults
- Travels in comfort and ease, as often as necessary
Corporate Angel Care
CANCER ASSISTANCE BY DIAGNOSIS
For those who have breast cancer , and for those that love them and want to know what to do to support them .
For women newly diagnosed with breast cancer... and the people who care about them.
Have you just received the shocking news that you have breast cancer?
Has someone you care about just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Now you can know what to say and do.
The following site lists the top (5 star rated ) sites on the net for lung cancer patients. The sites cover finances , meds , and all related needs.
Pdf. for Leukemia , Lymphoma and Myloma CO-PAY ASSISTANCE
CANCER HELP BY LOCATION
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is a not-for-profit agency providing non-medical services to people with cancer and their families in northeast Indiana. We serve people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, LaGrange, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.
These are areas some of the areas of assistance that the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana provide :
COLORADO Sense of Security
Provides assistance with expenses such as rent/mortgage & food for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.
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Dear Sir / Madam I am Jasmine Anand. My 11 year old brother Sidhant has recently been diagnosed with blood cancer. According to doctors, the cancer is still in curable stage. He is presently undergoing cancer treatment at Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi. We have already spent around Rs. 2 lakhs on his treatment. According to doctors, a total sum of Rs. 8-10 lakhs more is needed. The financial condition of my family is weak and we cannot support such expense. He is the only brother I have and we are on the verge of losing him. I have gone through your website and have come to know that your organization helps cancer patients in need of financial help. I request you to please help us save the life of our brother by providing assistance to support the medical expenses. My contact details are given below for you to contact me. I shall be very thankful to your organization for any kind of support that is provided. Yours sincerely Jasmine Anand BD 130, Janak Puri Nr Chhoti Sabzi Mandi New Delhi - 110058 Mob - 011 65067778