Metastatic Gastric Cancer Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 08/17/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Metastatic Gastric Cancer Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $4,500 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 Gastric 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

Gastric cancer, also called stomach cancer, is a cancer that starts in the stomach – the muscular sac located in the upper middle of your abdomen, just below your ribs. Gastric cancer should not be confused with other cancers that can occur in the abdomen, like cancer of the colon (large intestine), liver, pancreas, or small intestine because these cancers may have different symptoms, different outlooks, and different treatments. Common signs and symptoms of gastric cancer may include: fatigue, feeling bloated after eating, feeling full after eating small amounts of food, heartburn that is severe and persistent, indigestion that is severe and unrelenting, nausea that is persistent and unexplained, stomach pain, vomiting that is persistent, and weight loss that is unintentional.

Metastatic Gastric Cancer Resources

PAF's National Underinsured Resource Directory

www.patientadvocate.org/underinsured

 

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