A cancer diagnosis is a very difficult time for many families financially, and costs such as transportation often prevent people from receiving proper treatment. We are therefore pleased to share that CancerCare has received renewed funding from Celgene Corporation for “CancerCare Get You There,” one of our transportation assistance programs.
Cancer is an expensive condition, and patients face financial concerns that impact many aspects of their lives. Today, we are proud to announce a new financial assistance program for adults and children with cancer who live in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley region. Learn more about who is eligible, and how to apply.
CancerCare is happy to announce new co-payment assistance funds for people diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, through the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is dedicated to helping people with cancer meet what otherwise are significant co-payment obligations for cancer treatment.
Learn more about these grants, and how to apply.
CancerCare now has national grants, generously funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, available for people diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer or multiple myeloma. The funds will cover travel expenses associated with treatment for those who are eligible.
CancerCare is pleased to share that we have received a grant of over $1.5 million to assist people diagnosed with breast cancer. The generous grant will support Linking A.R.M.S., a CancerCare program in partnership with Susan G. Komen, and includes specially allocated funds exclusively for patients in Gainesville, Florida.
CancerCare’s Women’s Cancer Program Director, Allison Nilsen, LCSW, was recently invited to speak at an event about sexuality after breast cancer. In this excerpt from an earlier interview, Allison answers some frequently asked questions about CancerCare’s services.
CancerCare wishes to express our immense gratitude to the Avon Foundation for Women for awarding our organization a $650,000 grant to support the AvonCares program, which has provided direct financial assistance to more than 80,000 low-income breast cancer patients in 50 states since 2000. The grant was presented at AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, which concluded this past weekend in New York.
A cancer diagnosis is often challenging and may trigger a world of unexpected emotions. During this time, it may be hard to make informed decisions. The myths (and even some of the realities) surrounding the word “cancer” can cause patients and families to act out of fear, and prevent them from researching their options or engaging with their health care team. CancerCare intern Breana McDonald provides some easy, practical tips for informed decision-making: a practice that can make all the difference when coping with cancer.
The final episode of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” discussed recent advances in cancer treatment and covered a number of concerns facing people affected by cancer today. The episode talked about two important aspects of a person’s cancer experience: finding strong emotional support networks and navigating the financial challenges surrounding a cancer diagnosis.
CancerCare now has national grants, generously funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, available for people diagnosed with metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer. The funds will cover travel expenses associated with treatment for those who are eligible.