The mental and physical journey to beat cancer can be a lot to take on. Between the various treatment plans and financial burdens, it can really be hard to focus on the goal at hand. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help cancer patients to allow them to focus on beating cancer rather than all the moving parts outside of that. Our medical oncologists and hematologists in NJ provided details of various programs that can help out you and your loved ones.
There are many resources that can help with restructuring and paying for different costs that come with cancer treatments. Many expenses like co-pays, transportation, home care, and child care can be offset by utilizing financial resources. The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a group of organizations that offer financial help to cancer patients. Their website has a detailed database that can help find other financial resources as well. There are many databases out there that can help you locate financial resources. Financial resources such as Family Reach, Healthwell Foundation, and Triage Cancer focus on a wide range of expenses that can occur. There are other financial resources that specify are certain costs like the SamFund which helps provide grants and financial aid to adult cancer survivors that want to return to school.
For many, housing accommodations may have to change due to the change of a person’s health or where the best treatment is located. There are resources available such as Hope Lodge, Joe’s House, and Ronald McDonald House Charities that focus on providing places to stay for you where you are receiving treatments. No one should have to relocate across the country due to a health condition. These resources are here to help. The Healthcare Hospitality Network is a database of organizations that not only help with housing accommodations elsewhere but can aid with housing renovations that might be needed due to a diagnosis.
If housing accommodations are not feasible, there are resources to help with traveling to your treatment center. Mercy Medical Angels provide free or low-cost transportation for diagnosis and treatment appointments. Other resources such as Air Care Alliance and LifeLine Pilots provide low-cost or free air transportation across the country so you can ensure your loved one is receiving the best care possible.
If you have any questions regarding different resources or programs for cancer patients, reach out to Comprehensive Cancer & Hematology Specialists at 856-267-0661!