Susan G. Komen Partners with CancerCare® to Help Breast Cancer Patients with Financial Assistance

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, is continuing to bridge financial gaps for underserved individuals coping with breast cancer across the country with the Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program. This program stems from the partnership with CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer. The Komen Treatment Assistance Program is open to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women who are actively undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

The Komen Treatment Assistance Program can help with the following at any stage of breast cancer:

  • An assessment by an oncology social worker

  • Financial assistance for:
    • Oral pain medication
    • Oral anti-nausea medication
    • Oral chemotherapy
    • Oral hormone therapy
    • Transportation to and from treatment
    • Child care
    • Elder care
    • Palliative care
    • Home care
    • Lymphedema care/supplies
    • Durable medical equipment
  • Breast cancer education

  • Psychosocial support

  • Information about local resources

“For 75 years, CancerCare has been committed to providing free support services to cancer patients, and we are excited to continue expanding our services through partnerships with incredible organizations like Susan G. Komen,” said Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare.

For more information about the Komen Treatment Assistance Program, call Susan G. Komen’s specialized breast care helpline at 877-GO KOMEN (877-465-6636).

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s leading breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in breakthrough research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

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.

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