Monday, May 14, 2012

Cancer Resources

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a group of national organizations that help educate patients and providers about existing resources through a searchable database. 
Another resource to help navigate the financial side of chemo is Chemo101. In the financial and insurance section, patients and caregivers can find information on sources of financial assistance, insurance-related questions, & other resources.  They also maintain a list of Patient Assistance Programs, which are programs run by pharmaceutical companies that provide free medications to people who can not afford to buy their medicine.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers patient navigation services, peer-to-peer support groups, financial assistance, college scholarships.

Another organization that maintains a list of charities and resources for cancer patients is Abolish Cancer.

Also, the website CancerHawk continually shared updated information about cancer and resources for patients as well as caregivers.