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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

More on health insurance coverage

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Medicare Part D: Things People With Cancer May Want To Know

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues

Clinical Trials: State Laws Regarding Insurance Coverage

Getting the medicines you need

Compassionate Drug Use

Off-Label Drug Use

Learning About New Cancer Treatments

Managing money during illness

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Advanced Illness: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Off Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

National organizations and websites*

US Food and Drug Administration
Toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332 (1-888-INFO-FDA)
Website: www.fda.gov

Department of Health and Human Services – HHS
Toll-free number: 1-877-696-6775
Website: www.hhs.gov

    General information on Medicaid, including eligibility requirements, can be found at: www.medicaid.gov

Medicare
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227
Website: www.medicare.gov

    Has detailed information on Medicare, as well as Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and keeping costs down during the Part D coverage gap (donut hole) in some of the plans and getting help with costs (Extra Help)

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778
Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

    For referrals to your local SSA and Medicare/Medicaid offices

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

Other publications

Landay, David. Be Prepared: The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide for Living with Cancer, HIV, and other Life-challenging Conditions. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 10/18/2013
Last Revised: 11/05/2013