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Help for paying for cancer bills and prescription costs.

If you can’t afford to pay for your cancer treatment, the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is an organization that may be able to help. There are various income and insurance criteria that need to be met by applications, and the non-profits phone number to apply is below. It is is a not-for-profit organization that was created to assist patients who can’t pay for their medications. The individual needs to have inadequate savings available to them, and be out of all other resources.

While they target people without health insurance, or those who may be underinsured, the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation will offer several different assistance programs. It is all focused on given clients access to medications they would otherwise not be able to afford. The prescription drugs which may be offered to patients include those that you will find below.

While the exact type of assistance will vary based upon the funding that is available and the patients financial condition, even if the non-profit can’t help they will try to link the person to other program. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides medications and grants to pay for these diagnoses and others. Applicants will need to meet a number of criteria in order to receive help.

Covered Breast Cancer Medications

  • anastrozole Arimidex
  • bevacuzimab Avastin
  • capecitabine Xeloda
  • cyclophosphamide Cytoxan
  • dexrazoxane Zinecard
  • docetaxel Taxotere
  • doxorubicin Adriamycin PFS
  • epirubicin Ellence
  • epirubicin hcl
  • epirubicin hcl
  • exemestane Aromasin
  • fulvestrant Faslodex




  • gemcitabine Gemzar
  • goserelin acetate Zoladex Implant
  • lapatinib ditosylate Tykerb
  • letrozole Femara
  • paclitaxel Taxol
  • paclitaxel protein-bound particles Abraxane
  • pamidronate Aredia
  • tamoxifen Nolvadex
  • toremifene Fareston
  • trastuzumab Herceptin

Colon or Colorectal Cancer that you can get help with

  • bevacuzimab Avastin
  • capecitabine Xeloda
  • cetuximab Erbitux fluorouracil, 5-FU Adrucil
  • irinotecan Camptosar
  • leucovorin Wellcovorin,
  • Leucovorin
  • levamisole Ergamisol
  • Lonsurf (Trifluridine and Tipiracil Hydrochloride)
  • oxaliplatin Eloxatin
  • panitumumab Vectibix
  • Regorafenib

Medications Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • amifostine Ethyol
  • bevacuzimab Avastin
  • docetaxel Taxotere
  • erlotinib Tarceva
  • etoposide phosphate Etopophos
  • etoposide, VP-16 VePesid
  • gefitinib Iressa
  • gemcitabine Gemzar
  • paclitaxel Taxol
  • pemetrexed disodium Alimta
  • porfimer sodium Photofrin
  • topotecan Hycamtin
  • vinorelbine Navelbine

Applying for assistance from CancerCare

This is just a sampling of the free or discounted cancer medications that may be offered to patients. Many other resources, services, and referrals are also available. The organization will do its best to fully support cancer patients and provide them with the medical care they need. Dial CancerCare at 866-552-6729 for additional information on their programs and application process.







The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation can provide patients with information and details about other patient assistance programs. This covers housing, applications to the Affordable Care Act (AC) and ways to get financial aid. For example, many other pharmaceutical companies offer their own patient assistance programs (PAP), and click here to learn more about these patient assistance program options.

These PAP can provide cancer patients with information and free drugs. Get data regarding these offerings, and find advice for how to cope with your cancer diagnosis. Call the Foundation to learn information on the many resources and programs that are available to you.


By Jon McNamara

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