CancerCare’s California Wildfires Patient Assistance Program provides:

  • Financial assistance to people living with cancer in active treatment who have been affected by a wildfire
  • Resource referrals to help people coping with cancer address needs resulting from a wildfire’s impact
  • Emotional support from CancerCare oncology social workers for people coping with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones
  • Educational information to help patients and families manage the emotional and logistical challenges of living with cancer

The California Wildfires Patient Assistance Program is a component of the permanent disaster program for cancer patients and providers that CancerCare has convened and in which it is participating alongside the following premier cancer and disaster organizations: the American Cancer Society, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Association of Community Cancer Centers, Direct Relief, Florida Blue, Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, Inc., Migrant Clinicians Network, Moffitt Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Oncology Nursing Society, Partners HealthCare, Elderly Transportation Service LLC (TRANSCITA), UnitedHealthcare and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

CancerCare thanks Eisai USA Foundation, Inc. for its generous support that has made possible CancerCare’s California Wildfires Patient Assistance Program.

For more information on CancerCare’s California Wildfires Patient Assistance Program and support services, patients and health care professionals can call our toll-free Hopeline, 800-813-HOPE (4673), staffed Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

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