Sarcoma Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 06/01/2012, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Sarcoma Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $2,500 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Sarcoma.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

Get Help With Your Treatment: How to Apply Online

Information About the Disease

A sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone or muscle. There are 2 main types of sarcoma: bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop from soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. They can be found in any part of the body. Most of them develop in the arms or legs. They can also be found in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, and the area in back of the abdominal cavity (known as the retroperitoneum). Sarcomas are not common tumors, and most cancers are the type of tumors called carcinomas. There are about 50 different types of soft tissue sarcomas.

Sarcoma Resources

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Phone: 301-253-8687 - www.curesarcoma.org

Sarcoma Alliance

Phone: 415-381-7236 - www.sarcomaalliance.org/financial-assistance

 

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