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 800.813.4673

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

 

 

Vital Options International
Facilitates a global cancer dialogue through communications, support and advocacy

 

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

Angel Flight West
Arranges free non-emergency air travel, providing financial assistance towards transportation to care

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

cancer.org or 800.227.2345

Corporate Angel Network
Arranges flights to treatment centers for cancer patients

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Financial assistance from America’s pharmaceutical companies in partnership with health care providers

 

 

 

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

Cancer Care
Online and phone support groups for early and late-stage cancer 

cancercare.org or 800.813.4673

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

Men Against Breast Cancer
Partners in survival online, support, advocacy and resources

menagainstbreastcancer.org or 866.547.6222

 

Casting for Recovery
Provides avenue for social support and group interactions to reduce feelings of isolation, many breast cancer survivors may have

castingforrecovery.org or 88.553.3500

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Breast cancer helpline

lbbc.org or 855.807.6386

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation
Beyond the Shock is a free online community where members can ask any question about breast cancer and get answers from survivors

American Cancer Society 
Reach to Recovery provides one-on-one peer support

cancer.org or 800.227.2345

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Peer Navigation Program connects cancer survivors, people at high risk and their caregivers to support and resources personalized for their situation

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