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What organizations give financial assistance to cancer patients?

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CancerCare and the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation are among the organizations that offer financial assistance to cancer patients, as noted by ManageCancer.org. These organizations offer financial assistance to aid patients in areas such as child care, transportation, and prescription and health care payments.

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CancerCare offers assistance for transportation, home care and child care to women and children with all cancer diagnoses, as well as men with diagnoses such pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and metastatic melanoma, according to the nonprofit. It also offers this assistance to men and women with all cancer diagnoses in San Diego and Imperial Counties, California, as well as in several counties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. CancerCare offers assistance for medical equipment and pain, anti-nausea and other medications for all men and women with breast cancer. The nonprofit offers assistance to patients whose diagnoses have been confirmed by an oncology health provider, are in active treatment and are at 250 percent of the federal poverty limit.

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides financial assistance to help with copayments for medications and chemotherapy treatments, states the Foundation. It has funds available for patients diagnosed with several types of cancer, including colon, gastric, breast and lung cancers. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps with copayments for chemotherapy and all drugs to treat cancer that have been prescribed by a doctor, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and covered by patients' insurance providers.

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