CancerCare® Provides Financial Assistance for People with Lung Cancer

National grant available for squamous cell non-small-cell lung cancer

NEW YORK, NY (August 1, 2014) – CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer, now has a national grant available for people diagnosed with squamous cell non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

The fund will assist both men and women with transportation costs associated with their cancer treatment. Applicants must be diagnosed with squamous cell, a subtype of NSCLC, and meet additional eligibility guidelines. To apply or learn more, call 800-813-HOPE (4673). The program is funded by a generous contribution from Celgene Corporation.

CancerCare offers additional free resources through www.lungcancer.org. By visiting the website, patients and loved ones can gain access to oncology social workers who provide both individual and group counseling, in person, over the phone or online, to answer questions, address concerns and provide information about cancer-related issues. Important information is also available on diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials.

“CancerCare works with lung cancer patients and survivors every day, and we know a lung cancer diagnosis can be frightening for patients, families and caregivers,” said CancerCare Lung Cancer Program Coordinator Win Boerckel, MSW, MBA, LCSW-R. “Our staff of professionally trained oncology social workers can help to navigate the challenges of a diagnosis with answers, advice and support.”

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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