1 (edited by stacie Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:19:37)

Topic: Financial assistance

Hi all,

I often receive e-mails and phone calls asking for financial assistance.  I remember very well looking over Mark's bills and frequently being shocked. 

The foundation is not set up to assist in this way right now, but we hope as we grow we will be able to do this.  I'm wondering if any of you have received financial assistance through any of the national cancer foundations or any other source?  I'm not looking for information on local assistance that you have received, unless the organization does so in all of the states.

There is a lot of information posted on our site and other sites about different organizations you can look to for assistance.  However, I'm wondering if anyone has actually received financial assistance specifically for their medical care with cholangiocarcinoma.

I would like to be able to pass on specific information when patients contact me.

Thanks,
Stacie

Re: Financial assistance

Does anyone know of any organization that provides copay assistance to patients with cholangiocarcinoma?  I have a patient with seriously high copay and in need of assistance.

Ann

Re: Financial assistance

Hello and welcome to our site:  I am enclosing a few links with the hope for you to find an organization to be of help to you:

http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa061800b.htm

http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/Finding … stance-toc

http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/Finding … stance-toc

http://www.cancerlinksusa.com/financial_aid.htm

http://www.aacr.org/home/survivors--adv … dvice.aspx

Hopefully some of these organizations  now also include this disease.  Please, let us know what you find out or, if you need help with working through the system of financial support

All my best wishes,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: Financial assistance

Hope Lodge

"Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well." "Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location."

We stayed there during my radiation and treatment at Mayo.  Our doctor told us about it and had to submit the request.  They did not ask for insurance or financial information.

http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/Support … odge/index

Re: Financial assistance

Kathy....this is such great info.  Would you mind posting it also under:
"Websites"?

Thanks a bunch,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER