Prostate Cancer Information and Resources
FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS
Fund Status and Eligibility
Fully Allocated - Effective 05/01/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Prostate Cancer Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.
Maximum Award Level: $3,500 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 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 cancer of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland present in men, that lies below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in the cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Prostate cancer is usually slow growing and may take years to become large enough to be detected, often without any noticeable symptoms. Some types of prostate cancer may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimated that 161,360 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 26,730 men will die from the disease -- though many of them had lived with the disease for years prior to their deaths.
There are rare forms of prostate cancer as well which include: Sarcomas, Small cell carcinomas, Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas) and Transitional cell carcinomas.
Prostate Cancer Resources
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Phone: 800-757-2873 - www.pcf.org
The Prostate Net
Phone: 201-342-3202 - www.prostatenet.com
My Prostate Cancer Coach
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network
Phone: 800-808-7866 - www.ustoo.org
ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support
Phone: 844-244-1309 - zero360.pafcareline.org
ZERO360 is a comprehensive patient support hotline designed to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, From diagnosis to survivorship, this free service is here for patients and their families as they navigate their prostate cancer journey.
ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer
Phone: 888-245-9455 - zerocancer.org
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