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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here’s more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

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

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)

Department of Health and Human Services – HHS
Toll-free number: 1-877-696-6775

    General information on Medicaid, including eligibility requirements, can be found at:

Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227

    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

    For referrals to your local SSA and Medicare/Medicaid offices

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

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

Last Medical Review: 10/28/2014
Last Revised: 11/13/2014