A diagnosis of cancer can cause emotional and physical stress. It can also cause a severe financial strain on the survivor and the family. Below is a list of organizations and programs that can be helpful for individuals and families having financial difficulties. Many communities also have local resources such as churches and civic organizations, such as the United Way, that should be investigated.
- Finding and Paying for Treatment
Learn about some of the practical aspects of starting treatment for your cancer, such as finding the right health care team and dealing with financial and insurance issues.
- Empowering the Patient
Seeking to empower patients to take control of their health care, PAF case managers work with patients to discover local, state, and federal programs that provide assistance for their individual needs.
- Understanding Insurance and Tax Issues
A resource for issues relating to your insurance including helpful tips and ways to recoup some of your out of pocket expenses.
- Support and Assistance Guide for Cancer Patients
This resource lists charitable organizations that assist with basic household expenses, medical costs, and housing and transportation needs for patients receiving treatment away from home. Some of the resources are dedicated specifically to helping uninsured patients afford medical care and underinsured patients afford medical supplies and drug expenses not covered by insurance.
For a listing of organizations that can offer you support and information, see our Helpful Organizations section.