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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

 Patient must have Medicare insurance coverage and Medicare 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

About 8 to 9 out of 10 cases of all lung cancers are the non-small cell type. There are 3 sub-types of NSCLC. The cells in these sub-types differ in size, shape, and chemical make-up. The sub-types are:   Squamous cell carcinoma: About 25% to 30% of all lung cancers are this kind. They are linked to smoking and tend to be found in the middle of the lungs, near a bronchus. Adenocarcinoma: This type accounts for about 40% of lung cancers. It is usually found in the outer part of the lung. Large-cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma: About 10% to 15% of lung cancers are this type. It can start in any part of the lung. It tends to grow and spread quickly, which makes it harder to treat.

For more information visit the American Cancer Society website and click on Cancer Reference Information or call 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345).