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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Program Status

 

Open – We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$ 7,500 per year

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF(7263)

Information About the Disease

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars. BCC is usually caused by a combination of cumulative UV exposure and intense, occasional UV exposure, and can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow.

Basal cell carcinoma affects approximately one million Americans each year. In fact, it is the most common of all cancers. More than one out of every three new cancers are skin cancers, and the vast majority are BCCs.

For more information about Basal Cell Carcinoma please visit the Skin Cancer Foundation website