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Organizations that Provide Assistance to People with Cancer

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American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/index

Cancer Care, Inc.
http://www.cancercare.org

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
http://www.networkofstrength.org
Suite 2000
135 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
312-986-8338 (Responds to calls in English only)
1-800-221-2141 (Responds to calls in English only)
1-800-986-9505 (Responds to calls in Spanish only)

Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)
Patient Advocate Foundation Program

http://www.copays.org
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
757-952-0118 (Responds to calls in English only)
1-866-512-3861 (Responds to calls in English only)

Colorectal CareLine
Patient Advocate Foundation Program
http://www.colorectalcareline.org
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
1-866-657-8634, option 1 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

Financial Aid Fund
http://www.colorectalcareline.org/fund.php
1-800-333-4636 (1-800-FED-INFO) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

GovBenefits.gov
http://www.govbenefits.gov
1-800-333-4636 (1-800-FED-INFO) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

HealthWell Foundation
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org
Post Office Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
1-800-675-8416 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@healthwellfoundation.org

Hill-Burton Program
http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton
Room 10-105
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
1-800-638-0742 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
1-800-492-0359 (Maryland residents only/Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

NeedyMeds
http://www.needymeds.org
Post Office Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
info@needymeds.org

Road to Recovery
American Cancer Society Program
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/Programs/road-to-recovery
404-320-3333 (Responds to calls in English only)
1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

Surviving And Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer (The SAMFund)
http://www.thesamfund.org
c/o The Nonprofit Center
89 South Street, LL 02
Boston, MA 02211
617-938-3484 (Responds to calls in English only)

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EmpowHER readers can find additional information on organizations that provide financial assistance for cancer patients in this article by Lynnette Summerill: Coping with Cancer's Financial Burden: How to Find Help Right Now http://www.empowher.com/cancer/content/coping-cancers-financial-burden-how-find-help-right-now?page=0,0

February 4, 2011 - 8:25am
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