Metastatic Breast Cancer Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 10/15/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Metastatic Breast Cancer Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $8,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Metastatic Breast 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

Breast cancer forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often bones, brain, liver or lungs). Although metastatic breast cancer has spread to another part of the body, it is still considered and still receives the same treatment as breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured, but today more women and men are living longer, meaningful and productive lives. Treatment focuses on length and quality of life.

Metastatic breast cancer often appears months or years after completing treatment for early or locally advanced (stages I, II or III) breast cancer. Only about 5% of breast cancers are metastatic when initially diagnosed.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Resources and Programs

AdvancedBC.org

www.advancedbc.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

www.lbbc.org

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

www.mbcn.org

Metavivor

www.metavivor.org

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

tnbcfoundation.org

 

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