Metastatic Prostate Cancer Information and Resources
FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS
Fund Status and Eligibility
Fully Allocated - Effective 10/16/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.
Maximum Award Level: $6,500 Per Year
- Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
- Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Metastatic Prostate Cancer.
- 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
Prostate cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in the prostate. Cancer can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. The prostate is one of the male sex glands, located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and it surrounds part of the urethra. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen. Prostate cancer typically grows at a slow rate. Once the outer rim of the prostate has been penetrated, the cancer may possibly spread (metastasize) directly into the channels of tissue and other major organs. If prostate cancer spreads, it initially attacks the lymph nodes enclosed in the pelvis. The risk for developing prostate cancer increases with age. Risk factors include being over 55 years old, having a family history of cancer, being African-American, having an enlarged prostate, and being exposed to sexually transmitted viral agents. In addition, diet and exercise may contribute to the risk for prostate cancer.
Metastatic Prostate Cancer Resources
ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support
Phone: 844-244-1309 - zero360.pafcareline.org
Patient Advocate Foundation with support from ZERO360 offers prostate cancer patients individualized, hands-on case management services to address the physical, practical and emotional needs associated with their diagnosis. ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support is a free service and assists uninsured and insured men as well as providers and caregivers acting on behalf of a patient facing prostate cancer.
Bone Health In Focus
A Report about Prostate Cancer's Impact on Bones - View report
LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation
Phone: 855-220-7777 - www.livestrong.org/cancersupport
Men's Health Network
Phone: 202-543-6461 - www.menshealthnetwork.org
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Phone: 800-757-2873 - www.prostatecancerfoundation.org
The Prostate Net
Phone: 201-342-3202 - www.prostatenet.com
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network
Phone: 800-808-7866 - www.ustoo.com
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