The cost of breast cancer can be a large burden mentally, emotionally and financially for you and your family. There are many resources that exist for patients around the country, that help patients cope after a diagnosis.

Financial Assistance

Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Fund & CancerCare
Medication, medical supplies and equipment, transportation, child and elder care.

cancercare.org or 800.813.4672

Susan G. Komen 
List of resources ranging from financial assistance, genetic testing, transportation, healthcare assistance, and insurance help

komen.org or 1.877.465.6636

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Search tool for up-to-date database of various forms of financial assistance

American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery (transportation assistance), Hope Lodge (lodging assistance), financial and legal information

cancer.org or 800.227.2345

 

Co-Pay & Insurance Assistance

Patient Advocate Foundation
Medication, co-pay and disability assistance for early and late stage breast cancer

patientadvocate.org or 800.532.5274

Patient Services Inc.
Co-pay assistance for young women needing diagnostic screenings

patientservicesinc.org or
800.366.7741

Healthwell Foundation
Medicare access, co-pay assistance for bone metastatis

healthwellfoundation.org or 800.675.8416

Oregon Division of Financial Regulation
Consumer information and insurance complaints.

dfr.oregon.gov or call 866.814.9710

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor)
Information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

cms.gov or 877.267.2323 extension 6-1565

Career and Disability Resources

Cancer and Careers
Education, career coaching, support services for cancer in the workplace resources- for survivors, health professionals, and employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Resources for report discrimination in the workplace related to cancer

US Social Security Administration
Information on social security disability plans

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 
Information on the FMLA law- guidelines and forms

dol.gov or 1.866.487.9243

Support

Young Survival Coalition
Breast cancer resources, and nation-wide support groups for young women diagnosed with breast cancer

CancerCare
Online and phone support groups for early and late-stage cancer

cancercare.org or 800.813.4672

Male Breast Cancer Coalition
Advocacy and education group for male breast cancer

SharSheret
Support for Jewish women facing breast cancer through peer support programs, genetic counseling, and one-on-one assistance

sharsheret.org or 866.474.2774