Financial Assistance

Cancer, like any chronic illness, can cause financial stress and even bankruptcy.  In this section, you can read about organizations that help ease the financial burden brought on by this diagnosis.  Some provide assistance with living expenses; while others help cover medical expenses or provide supplies at no cost.  Some provide travel assistance or cover travel-related expenses, grant academic scholarships and even make “wishes” come true.

 

Lazarex Cancer Foundation Helps Patients Navigate Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are both safe and effective.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits of participating in a clinical trial include: Trial participants have access to...


FREE Home-Delivered Meals for Breast Cancer Fighters

  To help ease the stress of daily living, EISAI Women’s Oncology Program has joined forces with CancerCare, Cancer Support Community and Meals On Wheels to deliver FREE meals to breast cancer patients living in selected areas. This program- Magnolia Meals At Home– is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Andover, MA and Raleigh-Durham, NC...


Celebration Cakes for Children with Cancer

  Birthdays are usually a time for celebration.  But when your child is battling cancer or any critical illness, celebrating may the last thing you feel like doing.  To bring joy to families during this stressful time, Icing Smiles bakes custom-designed celebration cakes for sick children and their siblings.  These spectacular cakes are provided at no...


5 Tips When Traveling for Cancer Treatment

To get the best care possible, many cancer patients need to travel out-of-state for treatments, surgeries and even second opinions. Being away from your family and your routine is not only difficult, it’s expensive. One recent study found that people with cancer were 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people...


College Scholarship for Gastro-Esophageal Cancer

Deanna’s Wish Memorial Scholarship has been established to help students whose lives have been affected by Gastro-Esophageal Cancer attend college.  This scholarship grants up to $2,000 and was created by The DLH Foundation, a one-stop informational resource for patients and caregivers touched by gastro-esophageal cancers. The website includes information on treatment options, nutrition and clinical trials....


Announcing Cancer Survivor’s Scholarship

I’d like to introduce you to yet another new scholarship program for cancer survivors- the first annual Survivors Scholarship– created and funded by The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik.  This $1000 scholarship is open to any cancer survivor attending college or law school this spring.  The award will be paid directly to the college...


Giving Thanks for this FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

  Fifth Season Financial is looking to donate a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to three patients diagnosed with an advanced cancer and their families. Here’s how it works: Visit Fifth Season Financial.com to fill out the form on the right side of the page.  You can either nominate a patient or they can...


New College Scholarship Announced for Breast Cancer Survivors

I’d like to introduce you to a new scholarship program for breast cancer survivors- The Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship– created and funded by Icing On The Ring. This $1000 scholarship is open to any student who is currently fighting breast cancer, in remission from breast cancer or has beaten breast cancer. Additional requirements...


got Cancer? meet CancerCare

  Despite the fact that CancerCare is a national organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the US and Puerto Rico, not everyone knows about them or about the amazing assistance they offer. Candidly, I wish I had known about them when we were battling my...




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