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Breast Cancer: Financial Assistance


Following is a list of sources of financial assistance for people with breast cancer. 

  •  American Breast Cancer Foundation 
    • The Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program provides financial grants for a variety of diagnostic and support services including the screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultra sounds and emergency biopsies, wigs, medications, travel assistance and mastectomy bras.
    • Contact: offsite link, Tel.: 877.539.2543 
  • American Cancer Society
    • American Cancer Society helps locate resources for patients who need financial ssistance.
    • Contact 800.227.2345 or go to offsite link
  • Assistance Fund
    • Provides advanced biotech therapies to people who are underinsured
    • Contact 855.845.3663 offsite link
  • AVONCares 
    • A program of Avon Foundation. 
    • AVONCares provides limited financial assistance for homecare, childcare and transportation. 
    • Contact: Cancer Care. offsite linkTel.: 800.813.4673
  • Avon Foundation For Women
    • Links medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services.
    • Call 212.244.5368 or go to offsite link
  • Cancer Care
    • In addition to the AvonCares program, Cancer Care has other programs which provide ilmited financial assistance for cancer related costs.
    • Call 800.813.4673 or go to offsite link
  • Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
    • A coalition of organizations that provide finanical help to paients with cancer
    • Search by diagnosis and by need, including by zip code
    • offsite link
  • Chronic Disease Fund
    • Provides assistance to underinsured patients who are diganosed with cancer that require use of expensnive, speicalty therapeutics
    • Call 877.968.7233 offsite link
  • Healthwell Foundation
    • Provides financial assistance for people with health insurance to help pay for premiums, deductibles, copays, and co-insurance
    • Call 800.675.8416 offsite link
  • Linking A.R.M.S. Program
    • Limited financial assistance for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment. 
    • The program is in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 
    • Contact: Cancer Care. offsite link. Tel.: 800.813.4673
  • National Lymphedema Network
    • The NLN Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund provides funds for lymphedema appliances, compression sleeves/stockings, and alternative garme
    • Contact:  offsite link Tel.: 800.541.3259 or 415.908.3681 (San Francisco, CA)
  •  Network, Inc.
    • For african-american women
    • Program provides financial assistance for mammograms, copays, office visits, prescriptions, and medical-related lodging and transportation.
    • Contact: offsite link  Tel.: 866.781.1808 or 713.781.0255 (Houston, Tx)

In addition to this list, check:

  • Groups that provide assistance to people with any type of cancer.
  • Groups that provide assistance for any life challenging condtiion, including cancer, click here.

If you need help paying for drugs, click here.

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