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The American Cancer Society offers a variety of detailed information about all types cancer including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and more. Informative articles include:

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Survivorship Care Plans: In 2006, the Institute of Medicine issued a report recommending that every cancer patient receive an individualized survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. In response to that report, many groups have now developed various types of “care plans” to help improve the quality of care of survivors as they move beyond their cancer treatment. Learn More>>  Survivorship Care Plans 

Counseling. Support Groups. Education. Financial Assistance. Offer’s limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs, and their professional oncology social workers can help you find resources.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization Suite A, 10920 Connecticut Avenue Kensington, Maryland 20895 (301) 962-3520

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The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a nonprofit organization that provides information for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, advocates for their needs, and supports research. ACCO…

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund 24152 Lyons Avenue #157 Santa Clarita, California 91321

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In conjunction with the Partners In Care Foundation, Brenda and Kieran launched the Fund in February 2001. They quickly built partnerships with local businesses and other organizations engaged in the…

Catholic Charities USA Suite 600, Sixty-Six Canal Center Plaza Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 549-1390

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Catholic Charities USA is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. Catholic Charities USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies…

Chronic Disease Fund 6900 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200 Plano, Texas 75024 (972) 608-7141 Visit Website Email

Chronic Disease Fund (CDF) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2003. CDF provides financial assistance to underinsured patients diagnosed with chronic or life-altering disease that requires the use…

Cleaning for a Reason Foundation 211 S. Stemmons, Ste. G Lewisville, Texas 75067 (877) 337-3348 Visit Website Email

The Cleaning for a Reason Foundation offers free professional housecleaning and maid services for women undergoing cancer treatment. Women age 18 or older currently undergoing cancer treatment for any type…

4770 Buford Highway, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341 1-800-232-4636 Visit Website Email

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) provides funding to 22 states and 4 tribal organizations across the United States until 2014. The program…

Colorectal CareLine 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, Virginia 23666 1-866-657-8634 Visit Website Email

The Patient Advocate Foundation’s Colorectal CareLine is a patient/provider hotline designed to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are seeking education and access to…

HealthWell Foundation P.O. Box 4133 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 1-800-675-8416 Visit Website Email

The HealthWell Foundation® provides full or partial financial assistance to eligible individuals who cannot afford their insurance copayments, premiums, deductibles for certain treatments, and other out-of-pocket health care expenses. To…

Hill-Burton Program Room 10-105, 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, Maryland 20857 1-800-638-0742 Visit Website

Hill-Burton is a program in which health care facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) that received construction and modernization funds from the Federal Government must provide a reasonable volume of services…

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Co-Pay Assistance Program Post Office Box 12268 Newport News, Virginia 23612 1-877-557-2672 Visit Website Email

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Co-Pay Assistance Program offers financial assistance to patients in meeting their private insurance or Medicare premiums, and co-pays for prescription medication and allowable treatment…

Lymphoma Research Foundation Suite 207, 8800 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90034 (310) 204-7040 Visit Website Email

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is a voluntary health organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF’s support…

Meals on Wheels Association of America 203 S. Union St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 548-5558 Visit Website Email

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well…

National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) 55 Kenosia Avenue Danbury, Connecticut 6810 (203) 744-0100 Visit Website Email

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations…

Patient Access Network Foundation 1331 F Street NW Suite 975 Washington DC 20004 (866) 316-7263 Visit Website Email

PAN is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 2004. PAN provides hope to patients and their families and helps ensure that patients can consistently follow prescribed treatment plans. Through a…

Patient Services Incorporated 3104 East Boundary Court Midlothian, Virginia 23112 1 (800) 366-7741 Visit Website Email

PSI is the “ground breaking” 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization of its kind. For nearly two decades, PSI has helped people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable…

Sarcoma Alliance 775 East Blithedale, #334 Mill Valley, California 94941 (415) 381-7236 Visit Website Email

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education, and support. The Alliance’s Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance…

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 58 Progress Parkway St. Louis, Missouri 63043 (314) 576-3993 Visit Website Email

One of the oldest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is a Catholic lay organization of more than 690,000 men and women throughout…

Surviving And Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer 89 South Street, LL 02 Boston, Massachusetts 2211 (617) 938-3484 Visit Website Email

United Way Worldwide 701 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 836-7112 Visit Website

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for a network of community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. The United Way works to advance the common good… Financial Assistance for cancer patients is made possible by many organizations. Browse our directory of cancer financial assistance providers and get the help you are seeking. A cancer diagnosis can impose burdensome financial obligations on patients and their loved ones. Patients with health insurance are often relieved of certain medical expenses, but are still left with hefty premiums and other debts. For cancer patients without health insurance, the economic burden is usually too much to bear alone. Financial aid is available to help cancer patients cover the ever-rising costs of treatment. Whether you are in Texas, California or Florida, there is financial help available.

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization with more than 27,000 oncology practitioners as members, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology. ASCO believes that good cancer care starts with good cancer information. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. The ASCO patient education program includes a variety of printed materials and ASCO’s patient website, Cancer.Net, which provides trusted, authoritative information for people living with cancer and those who care for and about them. All of the information in ASCO’s patient education materials is reviewed by oncologists and other oncology professionals who are ASCO members, making ASCO materials a current and trusted resource for cancer information. All ASCO patient education materials are supported by The ASCO Cancer Foundation. Visit Site

The Atlanta Regional Clinical Oncology Program (ARCCOP) was initiated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1983 to provide community hospitals access to a wide range of clinical research studies. The NCI designates a CCOP once a hospital has met the stringent criteria set forth defining excellence in an oncology program. The Atlanta Regional CCOP is one of approximately 50 in the country. The Atlanta Regional CCOP consists of the coordinating institution (Saint Joseph’s Hospital) and seven affiliate institutions, which virtually cover the entire metro Atlanta area. Visit the Atlanta Regional CCOP website for a list of Clinical Trials available in the Atlanta area for your type of cancer. Click here for additional resources on clinical trials.

CancerQuest is a cancer education and outreach program at Emory University that provides reliable information about cancer biology and treatment. Understanding how cancer grows and spreads is important to stopping it from growing and spreading. Learn More>> Cancer Formation, How Cancer Spreads (Metastasis)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information and resources on cancer:

Colon Cancer Alliance’s New Spanish Public Service Annoucement. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), the Colon Cancer Alliance has created “¡Examine mi Colon!” a 30 second Public Service Announcement in Spanish that emphasizes talking to your family about your family health history and getting a screening test for colon cancer. For more resources in Spanish, please Visit Website.

Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LiveStrong Program offers many resources for cancer survivors. One such resource is a partnership between LiveStrong and the Abramson Cancer Center (University of Pennsylvania) OncoLink Program. In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) researched the state of care for cancer survivors and found that little guidance is available for survivors and their healthcare providers to overcome the medical and psychosocial problems that may arise post treatment. The IOM suggests that once a person has completed cancer therapy, he or she should be provided with a summary of the treatments received and a follow up “care plan”. This care plan should summarize the potential late effects, their symptoms and treatment; recommendations for cancer screening (recurrence or new primary); psychosocial effects (including relationships and sexuality/fertility); financial issues (work, insurance and employment); recommendations for a healthy lifestyle, genetic counseling (if appropriate), effective prevention options; referrals for follow-up care and a list of support resources. While this plan is extremely important, the amount of time it would require makes it unachievable for most oncology practices. The LIVESTRONG Care Plan hopes to take steps to making this a reality by developing a basic plan that survivors can review and discuss with their healthcare team. Learn More>> LIVESTRONG Care Plan (in English) and LIVESTRONG Care Plan (in Spanish)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Medical News Today offers videos on various types of cancer from their comprehensive consumer health video library. Learn More>> Medical News Today. Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers health videos on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures and health news. Check your health by using the calculators and quizzes. Learn More>> Videos and Cool Tools. Medline Plus also offers infromation on your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines including side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. Learn More>> Drugs, Herbs and Supplements.

OncoLink, a cancer support resource developed by the Abramson Cancer Center (University of Pennsylvania) offers many useful tools for organizing and managing cancer treatment, recovery, and life after cancer. Featured articles include:

Pre-existing Conditions Insurance Program (PCIP) was created as part of the federal government’s Affordable Care Act. The PCIP program provides a new health coverage option for you if you have been uninsured for at least six months, you have a pre-existing condition or have been denied health coverage because of your health condition, and are a U.S. citizen or are residing here legally. More information on PCIP is available online at Visit Website.

Patient Resource Cancer Guide provides basic cancer information and information on cancer treatment facilities in the United States. Learn More>> About Patient Resource Cancer Guide.

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Resources and Survivorship Sectionfeatures the following:

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – All veterans diagnosed with cancer may qualify for service-connected disability compensation. Specifically, Vietnam veterans diagnosed with prostate cancer. Veterans are encouraged to submit a disability compensation application immediately after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Applications submitted before treatment begins may get a 100% disability rating for approximately 6 months. Veterans submitting the application after treatment may not qualify. Read More
  • For Disability rate table
  • To Apply
  • Submit the application (VA Form 21-526) online OR Submit a hard copy application (available at CPDR or VA website).
  • For more information, contact Ray Walsh, Vietnam veteran, prostate cancer survivor and Red Cross volunteer at Center for Prostate Disease Research, 703-425-1474 or email at raywalsh34@erols.com

Voicing My Choices: A Planning Guide for Adolescents and Young Adults helps young people living with a serious illness to communicate their preferences to friends, family and caregivers. If you are age 18 or older and want your wishes to be legally binding, you should consider completing an advance directive, such as Five Wishes. Medical News Today offers videos on various types of cancer from their comprehensive consumer health video library. Learn More>> Medical News Today. Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers health videos on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures and health news. Check your health by using the calculators and quizzes. Learn More>> Videos and Cool Tools. Medline Plus also offers infromation on your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines including side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. Learn More>> Drugs, Herbs and Supplements. Disclaimer: All links to other Web sites are provided solely as a convenience to guest. If you use these links, you will leave the Hope Settlements Web site. Hope Settlements is not responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any linked site. Hope Settlements does not endorse, guarantee, or make any representation or warranties regarding any linked site, or any content, materials or other information location on or accessible from such linked site, or the results you may obtain from using such linked site. If you decide to access any linked site, you do so entirely at your own risk. You should review the policies and terms of use associated with any linked site closely before using or submitting information to the linked site.

Financial Assistance

Georgia Department of Community Health
Services
Cancer State Aid

Contact Information
Cancer State Aid
2 Peachtree Street
16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 463-5111
www.health.state.ga.us

Georgia Department of Human Resources and Georgia Department of Community Health Services
Services
Women’s Health Medicaid Program (WHMP)

Contact Information
(404) 657-6611
www.health.state.ga.us/programs/womensmedicaid

Genentech – Roche Group
Services
Commitment to Patient Access

Contact Information

(866) 4 ACCESS
www.genentechaccesssolutions.com

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Services
Prescription Drug Assistance

Contact Information
Commitment to Access
P.O. Box 29038
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9038
(888) 825-5249

Health Well Foundation
Services
Financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, healthcare premiums and deductibles for certain treatments

Contact Information
(800) 675-8416
www.healthwellfoundation.org

Merck
Services
Patient Assistance Program

Contact Information
Patients (800) 727-5400; Healthcare Providers: (800) 994-2111
National Council on the Aging
Services
Benefits Check up

Contact Information
www.benefitscheckup.org

Needy Meds
Services
Information about many drug assistance programs

Contact Information
www.needymeds.org

Patient Access Network Foundation
Services
Prescription assistance to underinsured patients

Contact Information
(866) 316-7263
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Services
Medications available for reduced or no-cost assistance

Contact Information
(888) 477-2669
www.pparx.org

Pfizer
Services
First Resource Program

Contact Information
(877) 744-5675
www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com

Rx Assist
Services
Patient Assistance Program Center

Contact Information
(401) 729-3284
www.rxassist.org

The Association of Community Cancer Centers
Services
2012 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide

Contact Information
www.accc-cancer.org

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Services
Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)

Contact Information
(866) 512-3861
www.copays.org

Together Rx Access Card
Services
Prescription assistance resources

Contact Information
www.together-rxaccess.com

Patient Services Incorporated (PSI)
Services
Provides financial assistance programs cancer patients. Immediate coverage for person with medical history/conditions without a waiting period. Services include breast cancer screenings.

Contact Information
PO Box 5930
Midlothian, VA 23113
(800) 366-7741
www.patientservicesinc.org

Rx Outreach
Services
Rx Outreach is a fully-licensed mail order pharmacy that is committed to making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Rx Outreach is not a prescription insurance program nor an Internet pharmacy. Rx Outreach was developed to provide a safe, affordable, and easy way for people of all ages to get medicines they need. The program offers prescription medicines to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage.

Contact Information
P.O. Box 66536
Saint Louis, MO 63166
(800) 769-3880
www.rxoutreach.org

Sue Kassin Memorial Indigent Fund
Services
Find answers – Take action – Get Support. Payment assistance for qualifying women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers.

Contact Information
Janet Kempe
jkempe@lycos.com
www.forthewomenwelove.org

 


Glory, Hope & Life
Services

Contact Information

770-533-4705
www.gloryhopelife.org

 

Hope Center Foundation
Services
The Hope Center Foundation removes barriers to care by offering assistance with medication, transportation, and rent/utilities, among others.

Contact Information
Wendy Bailey, RN
678-721-5508

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
Services

Contact Information
Diana Hurst
678-721-5567

Cartersville Medical Center Financial Counselors
Services

Contact Information
Theresa Waddell
Debbie Howard
770-382-1530 ext. 1055 or 770-382-1530 ext. 1115
Organization-Specific
Many cancer centers, programs and practices offer financial assistance to their patient population. Please check with your cancer treatment site to see if payment assistance is available.

Statewide
Cartersville Medical Center Financial Counselors
Services

Contact Information
Theresa Waddell
Debbie Howard
770-382-1530 ext. 1055 or 770-382-1530 ext. 1115

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter
Services
Copay assistance to blood cancer patients

Contact Information
(877) 557-2672, (404) 720-7807
www.lls.org

Albany
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Services
Financial Assistance

Contact Information
417 Third Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-7141
www.phoebeputney.com

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Services
Phoebe Care Card

Contact Information
417 Third Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-4220 or (800) 514-0015
www.phoebeputney.com

Athens
Athens Regional Medical Center
Services
Medication Assistance, Utility Assistance, Lymphedema Garment Assistance

Contact Information
(706) 475-4900
The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia
Services

Contact Information
Kimberly I. Liebowitz
P.O. Box 49309 or 3320 Old Jefferson Rd,
Athens, GA 30604
(706) 353-4354
kliebowitz@negacancer.com
www.cancerfoundationofnega.org

Atlanta
Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Services
Oncology Resource Coordinator

Contact Information
1365C Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 778-5742
www.winshipcancer.emory.edu

Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System
Services
Payment assistance

Contact Information
Grady Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 489-9000
www.gradyhealthsystem.org

Northside Hospital
Services
Financial counseling

Contact Information
1000 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851 8000
wwww.northside.com

Augusta
University Hospital Breast Center and Cancer Services
Services
Financial assistance

Contact Information
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901-2629
(706) 722 9011
www.universityhealth.org

Lawrenceville
Gwinnett Breast Care Center
Services
Payment assistance

Contact Information
1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 312-1000
www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

Macon
Central Georgia Cancer Care
Services
Financial Aid Counselor

Contact Information
1062 Forsyth Street
Suite 1B
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 743 7068
www.centralgacancercare.com

Rome
Floyd Medical Center
Services
Financial assistance

Contact Information
304 Turner Mccall Boulevard Southwest
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 509- 5000
www.floyd.org

Savannah
St. Joseph’s/Candler
Services
Financial Assistance Program

Contact Information
5353 Reynolds St.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 819-8455 or (800) 374-7054
www.sjchs.org

Valdosta
Pearlman Cancer Center
Services
Payment assistanc

Contact Information
2501 N. Patterson Street
P.O. Box 1727
Valdosta, GA 31603-1727
(229) 259-4638
www.sgmc.org

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