NYS Disability: Most people apply for this through human resources at their employer.
Roswell Park Underinsured Program: Speak to a financial counselor near the cashier’s desk.
Social Security Disability: www.ssa.gov/disability
Information and Resources
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has a tremendous variety of resources and information available on all types of cancer.
1-800-ACS-2345 or TTY: 1-866-228-4327
American Lung Association
Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
Association of Cancer Online Resources
ACOR is a large collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information relevant to your illness.
CancerCare CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. CancerCare also offers limited financial grants for those in ongoing treatment.
1-800-813-HOPE or 1-212-712-8080 (NYC: National Office)
Cancer and Careers
This website provides an online forum filled with information intended for the working woman with cancer. It offers information and tools “to help working women manage their battle with cancer as effectively as they manage the rest of their lives.”
Cancer Hope Network Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. They match cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
Department of Veteran Affairs Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center.
The Healthwell Foundation provides copayment and premium payment assistance to eligible individuals.
International Myeloma Foundation
The IMF describes itself as “dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure."
Life Transitions Center
Medline Plus An online source of health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.
National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health (NIH) runs the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and they provide information about most cancer-related topic; access to literature from the PubMed database; updates on NCI-supported research, funding opportunities, and special reports.
1-800-4-CANCER or TTY 1-800-332-8615
National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) NFT provides advocacy, support and financial assistance to transplant candidates and recipients when they face major transplant-related costs not covered by insurance.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
The Bone Marrow Foundation
Provides resources, information, programs and services about bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. The Foundation's Patient Aid Program was created to fill the financial
gap transplant patients may experience over the course of treatment.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation
LRF is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with information on the disease.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Founded in 1998, the MMRF is the world's number one private funder of myeloma specific research. Their webpage provides information on a variety of topics related to the research and treatment of multiple myeloma.
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
If you are interested in learning about complementary and alternative medicine you may wish to look at OCCAM. Established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
1-800-4-CANCER or TTY 1-800-332-8615