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What are some financial aid programs for people with cancer?

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The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, CancerCare and The National Foundation for Transplants offer financial assistance to cancer patients, states Cancer.Net. Local service organizations such as The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, The Lion's Club and Jewish Social Services may also offer financial aid. In addition, the Department of Social Services in a patient's county or city may offer direct financial assistance, housing or food.

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CancerCare provides limited financial aid to cancer patients and employs a team of social workers that can refer patients to additional financial aid resources, according to the organization's website. The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of national organizations that work together to provide financial relief to cancer patients, notes Cancer.Net.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society operates a financial aid program that focuses on assisting patients with blood cancers. The National Foundation for Transplants helps raise funds for cancer patients requiring transplants, including stem cell transplants and bone marrow transplants.

The Healthcare Hospitality Network, The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge and Joe's House provide housing assistance for cancer patients undergoing treatment away from home, states Cancer.Net. Organizations such as RxHope.com, Chronic Disease Fund and Partnership for Prescription Assistance provide cancer patients with assistance in obtaining prescription medications.

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