December 10, 2012
The Affordable Care Act is poised to bring many changes to health care in the United States. For people coping with a cancer diagnosis, it’s especially important to understand how these changes might impact the care they or their loved one receives.
Leading experts recently answered listeners’ questions about the Affordable Care Act during CancerCare’s Connect Education Workshop, “Understanding the Affordable Care Act for People Living with Cancer.” You can listen to the workshop as a podcast here.
Learn more about the Affordable Care Act.
The professional oncology social workers at CancerCare understand the costs of cancer and its treatment can be overwhelming. CancerCare provides limited grants to help people cope with costs associated with a cancer diagnosis, including transportation to or from treatment, child care, and pain medication. To learn more and apply for financial assistance, call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
October 24, 2012
People coping with cancer face what can feel like non-stop challenges, including keeping up with mounting bills. The costs of cancer treatment not only include medical expenses, but also practical costs such as transportation to and from treatment, home care and child care—the list goes on. For underserved women, these treatment-related costs can seem insurmountable.
The Avon Foundation for Women is a longtime supporter of CancerCare’s financial assistance services, as well as other programs, for underserved women facing breast cancer. The Foundation recently presented a $1 million check to CancerCare at the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held October 20-21 in New York City.
CancerCare Director of Patient Assistance Programs Jane Levy accepts a $1 million check from the Avon Foundation for Women at the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City.
CancerCare provides free, professional services for women facing breast cancer, including counseling, support groups, and financial help. Learn more about how we help people affected by breast cancer.
July 13, 2012
Check out our newly redesigned website for the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, www.cancercarecopay.org.
Some of the site’s new content and features include:
- Funding status for each diagnosis on the homepage, which lists the diagnoses that are covered by the Foundation and the funds that are currently open
- Additional resources—including the ability to search the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition database directly from the website—for people coping with any cancer diagnosis
- A new section for healthcare professionals
- A new section for funders
We have also redesigned the Foundation’s brochure, which can be ordered free of charge through our online order form.
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides up to $10,000 per year in co-payment assistance to eligible individuals coping with the following diagnoses:
- colon or colorectal cancer
If we do not currently have funding for your type of cancer, our co-payment specialists can provide you with information about other possible patient assistance programs, support services, and additional resources that may be helpful. Please call 866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 2012
Three new CancerCare fact sheets offer tips to help people cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer.
All three fact sheets can be ordered free of charge from our online order form, or by calling 800-813-HOPE (4673).
CancerCare offers many free services for caregivers, including counseling from professional oncology social workers and support groups that are available online, over the phone, and face to face.
CancerCare will also hold a free workshop for caregivers at our national office in New York City on June 25 at 5:30pm. The workshop, “Caring for the Caregiver,” will provide practical tips and information on topics such as improving communication with a loved one and caring for yourself as you care for a loved one.
The registration deadline for this workshop is June 18. Please contact Chrissy Rubin, LMSW at 212-712-6139 or email email@example.com to register.
February 23, 2012
People in treatment for multiple myeloma may be eligible to receive grants to help with treatment-related transportation costs through CancerCare’s “Door to Door” program. The grants can be used for expenses such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus, or train fare to and from medical care.
To apply for a grant, download a financial assistance application from our website or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
Experts in the treatment of multiple myeloma recently answered listeners’ questions during our Connect Education Workshop, “Update from the 2011 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.” Listen to the workshop.
You can also register for our upcoming workshop, “Progress in the Treatment of multiple Myeloma,” taking place May 23, 2012.
Learn more about how CancerCare helps people affected by multiple myeloma.
CancerCare will honor Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company at tonight’s 29th Annual Partnerships in Hope Awards Dinner for its generous funding of the “Door to Door” program and other CancerCare services that help people affected by multiple myeloma. Celebrated Actress and longtime CancerCare advocate S. Epatha Merkerson will serve as host.
February 14, 2012
Underserved residents of New York City and their families who are facing cancer can continue to receive free, professional support services from CancerCare to help them cope with the emotional and practical concerns arising from a cancer diagnosis, thanks to a generous grant from the New York Community Trust.
CancerCare has been awarded an $800,000 grant to provide financial assistance and education to underserved New Yorkers by the Trust, a community foundation supporting charities in the New York metropolitan area. Our organization has received the highest grant amount of any of the 46 organizations the Trust has funded so far this year.
“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received from The New York Community Trust,” says CancerCare CEO Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW. “Especially in these difficult economic times, the Trust’s generosity ensures that we can continue to meet the growing need for assistance across New York City.”
The New York Community Trust has provided grants to CancerCare since 1987, and has donated more than $15 million in support of our free, professional services for people affected by cancer.
Grants totaling $5 million were approved by the Trust so far this year to support organizations that address issues that affect underserved New Yorkers, including health care, education, community development, affordable housing, and environmental cleanup.
Learn more about our financial assistance services for people affected by cancer.
December 2, 2011
A new article, “Insuring Against the High Costs of Cancer,” offers tips on coping with the high insurance co-payment costs of cancer treatment and features CancerCare and other organizations that offer financial assistance for patients.
While the past few years have seen breakthroughs in cancer treatment, these breakthroughs can come with a hefty price tag—even for those with insurance. “The cost of cancer is increasing at a rate of about 15 percent per year, (which is) nearly three times the rate of increase of overall health costs,” explains CancerCare Program Division Director Rosalie Canosa in the article. “It’s mind-boggling. [But] understanding the costs you can expect before you even begin treatment can help you manage the impact more effectively.”
“You can get to that lifetime cap pretty quickly with cancer,” she says. “A lot of policies are capped at $1 million. It doesn’t take long to get there.”
“Start this conversation with your health care team,” Canosa advises. “Often they’re linked to resources, including less-expensive options.”
Read the article, which appears online at www.bankrate.com.
CancerCare offers limited financial assistance for costs associated with cancer treatment, such as transportation to and from treatment, home care, child care, and over-the-counter pain medication. Learn more about our financial assistance programs, or fill out an application for financial help.
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides up to $10,000 per year in co-payment assistance to eligible individuals with insurance. The foundation currently offers assistance for the following diagnoses:
- Colon or colorectal cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
Learn more about the foundation and how to apply for assistance.
October 17, 2011
The Avon Foundation for Women presented a $1 million donation to CancerCare CEO Helen H. Miller yesterday at the 2011 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held in New York City. Avon’s donation will help support CancerCare’s free services for underserved women facing breast cancer.
CancerCare CEO Helen H. Miller, with actress and Honorary Chairperson for the Avon Foundation Reese Witherspoon
Since 2000, The Avon Foundation for Women has generously supported CancerCare‘s financial assistance services, as well as other programs for underserved women facing breast cancer. Over the past 11 years of our partnership, the Avon Foundation has provided nearly $14,000,000 to over 68,000 women from all 50 states.
CancerCare offers free, professional support services for women facing breast cancer, including counseling, support groups, and financial help. Learn more about how we help people affected by breast cancer.