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.

 

Covering the Cost of a Bone Marrow Transplant

  Approximately 50,000 blood and marrow transplants are performed worldwide each year to treat children and adults with over 70 illnesses.*  The emotional aspects of a transplant can be overwhelming (understatement of the century) and the financial burden can be devastating as many patients find their insurance does not cover all...


Financial Assistance for Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

  Did you know that 30,000 – 40,000 children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer in the US?  Did you know that even with good insurance coverage, a family can still face out-pocket expenses (not including travel expenses) of $40,000+ per year?  Some parents even have to quit their jobs to...


FREE Wigs for Cancer Patients Living in Des Moines, Iowa

  If you live in Des Moines, Iowa and have lost your hair as a result of cancer treatments, check out Strands of Strength. Strands of Strength provides FREE quality wigs to cancer patients- men, women or children- regardless of age or type of cancer – who live in Des...


Financial Assistance for Pediatric Cancer Patients Living in South Carolina

  If you live in South Carolina and have a child with a diagnosis of cancer, check out Children’s Chance– they help support South Carolina children and their families facing pediatric cancer with non-medical needs.   Children’s Chance offers the following programs & types of financial aid for cancer patients: *  Family...


So You’ve Completed Your Cancer Treatments… Now What?

  Thanks to advances in early detection and better treatment regimens, there are an estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the US today.  Amazing, right! But what happens after active treatment has been completed?  Many cancer survivors can tell you that recovery is not always the end of their cancer...


FREE High Quality Wigs for Female Cancer Patients

Cancer patients say that hair loss is one of the most emotionally devastating side effects of chemotherapy.  To help maintain a positive body image & sense of normalcy, many cancer patients opt to wear a wig.  However, some insurance companies won’t cover the cost of a wig, and the ones...


FREE Meals & Groceries for Cancer Patients Living in MD, DC & VA

  If you live in MD, DC or VA, check out Food & Friends– they provide FREE, nutritious meals and groceries as well as nutrition counseling to people living with a life-challenging illness (HIV, cancer, etc).   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…  To become eligible for services from Food...


FREE Home-Delivered Meals to Cancer Patients in LA

Project Angel Food prepares FREE nutritious meals for cancer patients living in Los Angeles Country.  With the help of professional chefs and volunteers, Project Angel Food delivers meals directly to a your home or to a nearby pick-up point.  Clients have the option of receiving either hot meals prepared daily or frozen meals...




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