Resources

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

BenefitsCheckUp

Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 2,000 public and private benefits for things such as prescription drugs, financial assistance, legal assistance, health care, and more.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC)

A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through communication and collaboration among member organizations; educating patients and providers about existing resources and other organizations with needed information; advocating on behalf of cancer patients facing financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

A nonprofit organization that helps people being treated for cancer afford insurance copayments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. To qualify for assistance, patients must meet certain criteria related to their financial, medical, and insurance situation. Patients must currently be in active chemotherapy or targeted treatment when they apply and at the time of approval. The types of cancer covered by the Foundation vary.

Family Reach

Family Reach helps families with cancer manage the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 145 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides immediate financial assistance, education, and outreach to qualified families in need.

Fifth Season Financial Assistance

Fifth Season Financial provides loans to people living with advanced cancer by using their life insurance policies as collateral. The website is also available in Spanish.

Good Days

Good Days is a national, independent nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance paying copays for people with major medical conditions.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

CancerCare administers a grant from the Hirshberg Foundation to provide limited financial help for pancreatic cancer patients for such services as transportation, home care, pain medications, or child care.

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Financial Assistance Program

The financial assistance program of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation helps pancreatic cancer patients with basic living expenses. Patients must fill out an application.

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR)

This program provides financial assistance for copays, coinsurance, and deductibles to Americans with private or federally-funded insurance. Patients must have certain medical conditions.

YouCaring

YouCaring is an online site for crowdfunding to help with medical bills. Users can create a fundraising page for family and friends to send love and financial support to patients navigating a medical crisis.