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Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

  • 1.  Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-11-2019 10:46
    Good morning.

    I am now seeing a young patient in his 20s, who unfortunately is dealing with metastatic melanoma now. He is doing well with treatments but I would like to help him better cope with the financial burden of treatments and school. I would appreciate any recommended resources that can help him with this.

    Thank you!!

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  • 2.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-12-2019 02:07
    You can submit a referral to the American Cancer Society. They will contact the patient directly. Or they can go on the ACS website for additional resources.

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    Kazandra Kallis
    Rancho Cordova CA
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  • 3.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-13-2019 19:14
    Try thesamfund.org...  I know they offer support specifically for young adult cancer patients

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    Kimberly Koetter
    Chicago IL
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  • 4.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-12-2019 07:36
    Thank
    Good Morning -
    Financial burden is is a s/e of cancer that is difficult for nurses to treat. It's research, support & encouragement. Good Luck!

    stupidcancer.org May be able to help or direct your patient to assistance. It's support for cancer fighters under 40.

    melanoma.org financial assistance is found under find support.

    The 2-1-1 network, 211.org, connects callers to resources and aid for monthly living expenses. This is a United Way service. (This is a great resource that is available around the country)

    needymeds.org This site allows you to look for your financial assistance needs. My advice is -  when there is an opportunity to fill in a blank for search; change the wording around, use the word "cancer" then try "melanoma". it may open additional scholarships.

    These a good places to start. Your patient's school should also have guidance in the financial department. At stupid cancer (such cool support for the 20s and 30s) at least finding support from others that have been in the same situation may help to feel less isolated.

    Again Good Luck!
    Kelly

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    Kelly Monaghen RN MSN OCN
    Nurse Manager
    Northwest Oncology and Hematology
    Rolling Meadows IL
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  • 5.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-12-2019 15:58
    Thank you all for the replies. Will look into the resources provided for more information!


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    Kwai Mung Chin BSN
    Boonville MO
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  • 6.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-12-2019 18:48
    https://cancerfinances.org/toolkit/#1

    CancerFinances.org has a lot of different resources.  It is affiliated with CancerTriage.org another fantastic resource.

    Katie

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    Katherine Parker
    Chicago IL
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  • 7.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-12-2019 18:50
    Oops, it's TriageCancer.org

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    Katherine Parker
    Chicago IL
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  • 8.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-13-2019 21:20
    Thank you! It seems like there are grants that the patients can apply for!

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    Mung Chin MSN

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  • 9.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-13-2019 09:20
    ​There are a lot of different foundations who help with out of pocket co-pay expenses for medications and premiums for the patient's insurance.  I looked at all of the foundations and they are all closed at this time.  I receive updates when they open.  I have listed foundations that support melanoma.  You will need to get set up with the portals so that you know when the disease funds open.  I hope this helps!

    PAN Foundation
    Melanoma (Copay)
    CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
    Melanoma (Copay)
    Good Days
    Metastatic Melanoma (Copay)
    HealthWell Foundation
    Melanoma (Copay)
    HealthWell Foundation
    Melanoma (Premium)
    HealthWell Foundation
    Melanoma - Medicare Access (Copay)
    HealthWell Foundation
    Melanoma - Medicare Access (Premium)
    The Assistance Fund
    Melanoma Copay Assistance Program (Copay)

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    Laura Muller BSN OCN
    Director of Oncology
    Port Clinton OH
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  • 10.  RE: Financial assistance for a young cancer patient

    Posted 05-13-2019 15:58
    Thank you so much for the resources!!

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    Kwai Mung Chin BSN
    Boonville MO
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