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Financial Support

Role of the Financial Navigator
Financial SupportFrom Your Navigator
Clara Lambert explains the areas addressed by the financial navigator and walks through the role of the financial navigator in addressing the patient's financial burden relative to their care.
Patients Fighting for Affordable Cancer Drugs
Financial SupportPatient Advocacy
After facing the potential financial burden of his own medical bills, cancer survivor David Mitchell founded Patients for Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization aimed to control the cost of drugs and make them affordable for patients with cancer.
Air Charity Network: Volunteers with Wings
Financial Support
Fly through barriers to cancer care with the Air Charity Network. This nationwide network has volunteer pilots who fly patients with cancer to their treatment around the country, entirely free.
Financial Support Services for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Financial SupportMultiple MyelomaSupport Services
The following financial support services are available for patients with multiple myeloma. For more information, see the full 2018 Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services.
Financial Support and Resources for Patients with Cancer and Their Families
Financial SupportFrom Your Navigator
Lillie Shockney addresses the prevalent issue of financial toxicity and identifies a number of resources and services that can help patients and families manage the cost of cancer care.
Free/Low-Cost Travel Expenses During Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
A look at valuable resources that can help patients and their loved ones alleviate the financial burden of paying for lodging while undergoing treatment.
The Emilio Nares Foundation: Helping Children and Their Families Cope with Cancer
Family MembersFinancial SupportPediatric CancerSupport Services
The Emilio Nares Foundation, located in San Diego, CA, helps children and their families navigate through a cancer diagnosis with valuable services, from a cost-saving transportation program to modified shirts with easy access to chemotherapy ports.
Managing the Cost of Cancer Treatment: The Value of Biosimilars
Financial Support
Drug development is an expensive and laborious process for drug companies, and involves conducting years of research in the lab, followed by years of clinical trials with patients, before a drug gets through the FDA review and approval (or rejection), and then onto the market.
Nonprofit Organizations Help Patients Access Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
Many patients with cancer face a serious financial burden, and some are missing treatment or skipping treatment altogether because of the cost.
Talking with a Financial Navigator Can Lower the Cost of Your Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
Financial navigators are in the best position to help patients maximize their financial assistance.
Paying for Your Cancer Care
Financial Support
Paying for cancer treatment can be challenging even for patients who have insurance. This article lists the national organizations and foundations that provide direct financial assistance for patients with cancer who are having difficulties paying for their cancer care.
Financial Assistance for Young Patients with Cancer
Financial SupportPediatric Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,380 children under age 15 and about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. The rate of children surviving cancer for 5 years or more is growing thanks to improved treatment, but so is the rate of children and teens who are diagnosed with cancer.
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