How Do You Apply for Grants That Fund the Treatment for Cancer Patients?


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To apply for a grant for cancer treatment, find a grant from resources such as Cancer.net, CancerCare and ManageCancer.org, and contact the organization funding the grant, states U.S. News. The application process may vary from grant to grant, but it typically requires an interview with the organization, filling out an application and providing proof of your income, reports CancerCare.

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How Do You Apply for Grants That Fund the Treatment for Cancer Patients?
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Both local and national organizations provide financial assistance to cancer patients. To find local organizations, research religious charities, volunteer organizations, the Lions Club and the Salvation Army. Your local hospital may also provide a list of organizations that provide financial assistance for grants, travel costs or housing. Call the American Cancer Society for direction to local services providing assistance. National organizations that provide financial assistance include the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition, the HealthWellFoundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the National Foundation for Transplants.

As an example, the application process for grants through CancerCare involves meeting eligibility requirements, which include being actively treated for cancer, being a resident of the United States or Puerto Rico, and having an income within 250 percent of the federal poverty limit. Once eligibility is determined, CancerCare sends an application, part of which your doctor must fill out.

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