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National Resource provided by CancerCare

Program Details

CancerCare provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers, the bereaved; and health care professionals. As a nonprofit organization, funding depends on the sources of support they receive at any given time. If they do not currently have funding to assist, professional oncology social workers will always work to refer patient to other financial assistance resources. Please check website periodically for funding updates. Services include: • COUNSELING: For cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones is available over the telephone no matter where you live in the US or in person. • SUPPORT GROUPS: Connect with others online, telephone or face to face support groups for cancer patients, loved ones and people who have lost a loved one, led by oncology social workers. • CONNECT EDUCATION WORKSHOPS: Led by leading experts in oncology who provide the most up-to-date information through live, one hour presentations over the telephone. Participants dial in to listen and can ask their own questions during a question and answer period. Pre-registration is required. Participants can register, learn about upcoming workshops and download past workshops on the website. • PUBLICATIONS: Written by experts, easy to read booklets, fact sheets and other publications, most of which may be downloaded from the website (Spanish materials available, as well) • SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: Designed especially for children with a parent, sibling or family member who has cancer. Oncology social workers offer practical support, education, and counseling to parents, and to children to help them understand the disease. • CO-PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (CCAF): Helps people afford insurance co-pays for chemotherapy medications, including both intravenous and oral chemotherapy drugs. Any charges for scans, radiation or symptom management medicines are not covered. Covered Diagnosis: Gastric (stomach) Cancer, Glioblastoma (brain), Multiple Myeloma and Pancreatic Cancer. Covered diagnoses may change visit (http://www.cancercarecopay.org). • LUNGCANCER.ORG: A source of support and information for lung cancer patients and their loved ones. http://www.lungcancer.org • HELP FOR CANCER CAREGIVERS: A tool that provides personalized information to help monitor, track and manage the challenges caregivers face. http://www.helpforcancercaregivers.org • MY CANCER CIRCLE: Free private support community for caregivers http://www.mycancercircle.lotsahelpinghands.com • LIMITED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TRANSPORTATION, HOME CARE and CHILD CARE (Funding depends on the sources of support they receive at any given time) for the following: - AVONCares: Assistance for breast cancer patients to help with home care, child care and transportation costs. A program in partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women. - CancerCare Get You There: Help for transportation costs for people with pancreatic cancer, squamous cell lung cancer or women coping with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer. - Door to Door Program: Provides grants to help multiple myeloma patients in active treatment with transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care. - Linking A.R.M.S.: Assistance for breast cancer patients for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, child care, transportation, lymphedema care, and durable medical equipment. A program in partnership with Susan G. Komen. - Touching Hearts Program: Assistance for women with cancer for home care, child care, transportation and pain medication. Funded by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. - WebMD Foundation: Assistance for home care, child care, transportation and pain medication for patients residing in San Diego and Imperial counties in California. - Men, women and children with all diagnoses in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties in NY, NJ and CT.

• Pillow Talk: Care package to help families better communicate with each other and feel more comfortable talking about cancer. Includes: CancerCare Fact Sheets - information and tips on how to talk about cancer, Comfort Pillow Activity - hands on activity and Comfort Pillow Booklet - about customizing/designing the pillow. To order a Pillow Talk Care package call (212-712-8348) or use the online order form on (http://www.cancercare.org).

Provider Details

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Address: 275 Seventh Ave
New York, New York 10001

Contact:(800) 813-4673
Eligibility:If CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation has to close a fund while patient is receiving assistance, patient will be notified 60 days before the date your grant ends. They will make every effort to provide patient with other resources. All invoices received for chemotherapy or targeted treatment drugs that were processed during the year of patient's grant will continue to be paid.
Language(s):Spanish ,English

Last Annual Review: 2/11/2015

Your American Cancer Society compiled this information as a public service. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list. Before attending a meeting, please verify the meeting time and date. Should you experience any difficulties or need additional assistance, please contact your American Cancer Society at

Date Provided: Wednesday, March 04, 2015