5 Ways to Reduce Costs When Traveling for Cancer Treatments

  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...


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...


Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

  The Butterfly Fund (created by The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) provides financial assistance to needy families of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Who qualifies for financial assistance from The Butterfly Fund? Families of children and young adults with brain or spinal cord tumors who have an unmet financial...


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Helps Pay for Travel Expenses for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Thanks to a generous grant from TD Bank, Alex’s  Lemonade Stand Foundation (an incredible organization that funds 250 research projects a year in hopes of finding a cure for pediatric cancer) can now help defray travel-related expenses for pediatric cancer patients.  Specific areas of financial assistance include:  airline tickets and gas cards; hotels...


Attn: Sarcoma Patients…. Getting a 2nd Opinion

The Sarcoma Alliance offers financial aid for 2nd opinion Sarcoma consultations. Sarcomas are rare & treating them can be tricky.  The Suzanne R. Lieder Memorial Hand in Hand Assistance Fund offers grants up to $1,000 as reimbursement for any expense directly related to obtaining a 2nd opinion (travel, phone bills, costs of the evaluation, etc.)...

FREE (& reduced cost) Lodging for Traveling Cancer Patients

If you need to travel out of state for treatment, check out these AMAZING nationwide resources to see if they offer free or reduced cost lodging near your hospital center.  Not only is the financial aid huge when you stay at these places, but being surrounded by others who are also...


Where Can I Stay When I Have to Travel for Treatment?

There are times when traveling out of town for treatment is necessary. Let’s face it, you need to go where you can get the BEST treatments with the BEST doctors possible.  Where you go and what you need varies depending on your particular situation. We live right outside of Washington, DC and had to...




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