|Financial Assistance for People With Cancer|
Paying for cancer care can be difficult whether or not you have health insurance. Fortunately, there is help available for direct cancer care costs, prescriptions, and transportation and household expenses.
Below are lists of links to organizations that can help you directly or that provide listings of resources to get you the help you need.
Discounted and free care
To learn about getting low-cost or free care, and to find out about eligibility requirements, visit these links:
State-specific financial assistance
Some financial assistance programs are specific to certain states. To learn what your state offers, view the:
Assistance for non-medical expenses
To learn about financial assistance for transportation and places for families to stay during a relative’s cancer treatment, visit the links above (“State-specific financial assistance” ) as well as these below:
Assistance for fertility preservation
The most common fertility preservation method is cryopreservation, which is ultra-low temperature storage of cells or groups of cells. Men can use sperm banking, and options for women include embryo freezing, oocyte (egg) freezing, and ovarian tissue storage. To assist with the costs associated with fertility preservation, financial assistance for cancer patients is available:
What else can you do?
Additional items to consider include the following: