1. Co-payment assistance / Assistance with Medical Bills:
2. Free or Low Cost Cancer Drugs:
“I’m too Young” has a huge list of grants and/or scholarships for cancer patients under 40:
NOTE: Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund is currently out of funding. It expects to resume accepting applications in May 2011.
4. Faith-Based Assistance:
Some resources in the Jewish community:
Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund, which is based in Brooklyn, NY, offers many services to Jewish cancer patients, including financial assistance
In the Orthodox Jewish community, there is a concept known as “gemach”, where people donate money, clothes, food, etc. to those who are in need. Please see below for the “Gemach” section on “Yiddele’s classifieds”
5. Assistance From Your Cancer Care Center:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has two forms of financial assistance. One financial assistance program is designed to assist patients with their in-patient and out-patient hospital bills. The other program assists patients with non-medical expenses, such as transportation and childcare.
Perhaps your treatment center has similar kinds of assistance available.
I hope that these resources will be of some help.
Thanks to M.S. ! Hope you are back in tune, soon !