The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. The ACS offers a variety of services and programs for patients and their families. Types of financial assistance can include: Cancer Treatment (includes side effects, late effects), Children/Young Adults, Health Insurance/Co-Payments, Lodging (during treatment), Medication, Practical Needs (mortgage, rent, food, transportation), Screening.
870 Michigan Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Cancercare has provided limited grants for certain expenses related to treatment for more than 60 years. Its financial assistance program is one of the longest running and best regarded in the country.
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients manage their financial challenges by educating them about existing resources. Patients or health care providers can search the CFAC database for organizations that help with specific cancer diagnoses or that provide a specific type of assistance or need. CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance via e-mail or telephone.
This group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help cancer patients succeed on their road to recovery through awareness, emotional support and financial relief services. Services are provided to all cancer patients while in active treatment with respect, compassion, and without religious discrimination.
200 E Campus View Blvd, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43235
If you have just been told you have cancer, you probably have a lot of worries and concerns. Many of these issues are emotional; some of them are financial. It may seem that everything is happening at once: meeting doctors and nurses, starting treatments, deciding who to tell about your diagnosis, and filling out insurance forms. It may seem overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to remember that you are not alone – help is available. For example, your health care team will help guide you through the treatments you will need. Cancer support groups, as well as your loved ones, can help you understand your feelings. And financial help may be available, too.
The information shared here was prepared by the American Cancer Society to help you control your finances so you can better focus your energies on your treatment and recovery. It gives general guidance to help you cope with your cancer diagnosis.