Bladder Cancer Information and Resources

FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS


Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 10/19/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Bladder Cancer Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $4,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 Bladder 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.

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Information About the Disease

Bladder cancer begins when cells in the bladder, grow out of control, forming a mass or tumor.  The walls of the bladder are made up of different types of cells, most cancers develop in the cells that line the inside of the bladder. When cancer grows into or through the other layers of the bladder wall, it becomes more advanced and can be harder to treat.

Types of cancer covered in this category are urothelial carcinoma or transitional cell cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, small cell cancer and sarcoma (very rare).

Stages of disease include 0, 0a, 0is, Stage I, Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV,  and can be  low or high grade tumors.

Resources

American Urological Association

Phone: 800-828-7866 - www.urologyhealth.org

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Phone: 888-901-BCAN - www.bcan.org

National Underinsured Resource Directory

Phone: 800-532-5274 - http://www.patientadvocate.org/NURD/index2.php?application=underinsured

 

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