The PAN Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with liver cancer. Liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatoma, is the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the liver.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 30,000 people died of liver cancer last year. Liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The average age at onset is 63 years old.
“There are tens of thousands of people in the United States living with liver cancer. The average onset age is 63, when folks should be starting to think about retirement, not facing a serious illness,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “There are high out-of-pocket costs associated with liver cancer, and we’re thankful that through the support of our donors, we are able to offset some of those costs for our patients.”
Patients who qualify are eligible to receive $13,100 per year in financial assistance to pay for the deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance costs associated with their treatment for liver cancer.
To get financial assistance for liver cancer, patients must:
- Be getting treatment for liver cancer.
- Have Medicare health insurance that covers the qualifying medication or product.
- Have an income that falls at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.
How to apply
Patients, caregivers or advocates applying on their behalf can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal.
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided more than $4 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.
Liz Eckert, Director of Marketing and Communications
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