• Financial resources through the ACS

    Asked by Valentinegirl on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Financial resources through the ACS

    I have heard that the ACS may offer some financial assistance for people in cancer treatment, but can't seem to find any info on the ACS website. I was out of work recuperating for two months after my mastectomy, and between the loss of income, co-pays, etc, this disease is having a severe impact on our finances. Thanks!

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Give them a phone call at (1-800-227-2345)
      or you can click for a live chat online here http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/index
      to find out more about what resources might be available for you.

      over 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Be aware that ACS does not write you a check. They are the middle man to find you some resources. The have agreements with several drug companys to help with your drug costs. They have agreements with oil company to give you gas card to help you get to treatment. They will give you a list of bunches of places that will give help, IF you can give them information about your need, condition, etc. Be prepared to fill out a lot of paperwork and send in applications. But in the end of the work, there is a lot of help available. Several foundations are out there to provide help for certain types of cancer. Also, you can request a Patient Navigator. That is someone from ACS that will help you navigate through all the things available. Also, you can talk to the social worker at your local hospital or cancer center, if they have one.
      Best of luck to you, start digging and you will find some help!

      over 8 years ago
    • kiki95632's Avatar

      This is a good resourse also for co pay assistance http://www.patientadvocate.org/

      over 8 years ago
    • KFH's Avatar

      I know the local Susan G. Komen affiliates grant funds to organizations that provide direct services to those who need financial assistance. You can find the affiliate for your area http://ww5.komen.org/Affiliates.aspx. They should be able to direct you to those orgs who can help you. Also the patient navigator or social worker at your hospital or oncology center should know of resources as well. Good luck.

      over 8 years ago

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