Cancer Today: Roadblocks to care

Some cancer patients struggle to find transportation to their appointments. The coronavirus pandemic has further limited options for patients looking for rides.

In the past few months, charities that provide various types of financial assistance, including funds to cover transportation, medications and other expenses, have been less likely to have funds available, according to Ayesha Azam, the vice president of medical affairs at the Patient Access Network Foundation. Of the nine major charities that the PAN Foundation tracks through FundFinder, 36% of funds are not available on any given day.