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Financial Resources

Financial Resources

Many lung cancer patients find themselves in need of financial assistance at some point in the journey. 

Here are sources of financial resources to explore:

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
A searchable database of both medical and non-medical financial assistance (national and regional) all over the US.

CancerCare's A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer

Patient Advocate Foundation
Maintains an extensive National Financial Resources Guidebook, organized state-by-state. 

Co-pay Assistance

Co-pay assistance is only available for the drugs used to treat non-small cell lung and other restrictions apply. Available funds often run out, please check each organization for fund status and to see if you qualify.

The Assistance Fund

Patient Access Network Foundation

CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Center

Drug Assistance Programs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps those who are without prescription drug coverage and who qualify get the medication they need.

Needy Meds
Online resource with information about pharmaceutical and government assistance programs.

Transportation and traveling for treatment

Provides limited financial assistance for transportation, homecare, childcare and pain medication.

American Cancer Society
Programs vary by area of the country but include Road to Recovery, in which volunteers provide transportation to and from appointments, and financial assistance for gasoline.

National Patient Travel Center
Offers information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.

Joe’s House 
A resource for finding a place to stay near hospitals and treatment centers all over the country. Listings include details such as distance to the hospital, reservation directions, and amenities, oftentimes with discounted rates.


Caregivers Marketplace
Provides rebates on products often used by cancer patients.