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​​​​Specifically for 
​​Eye Melanoma Patients

A Cure In Sight

Financial Assistance Program

"ACIS provides financial support to patients who are financially devastated by the diagnosis and treatment of ocular melanoma."

A Cure In Sight

OM Getaway Program

"ACIS provides much needed vacations to patients with metastatic OM so they can take a break from cancer and make lasting memories with their families."

​​Ocular Melanoma Foundation

Prosthetic Assistance Program
"Financial assistance for OM-related, doctor-prescribed ocular and facial prosthetics. Applications will be evaluated solely on need."

Ocular Melanoma Foundation
Travel Assistance Program
"Financial aid for treatment-related travel. Applications will be evaluated solely on need."

​​financial, medication, and travel assistance

Resources are listed in alphabetical order. Resource descriptions in quotes are taken directly from each website.

General Financial Assistance Information:

​>>  ​American Cancer Society

"Tips on what costs you can expect and some ideas on how to plan for, ask about, and discuss treatment costs with your cancer care team."

​>>  American Society of Clinical Oncology

Topics include "Understanding the Costs Related to Cancer Care," "Questions to Ask About Cost," "Health Insurance," and "Managing the Cost of Cancer Care [ASCO’s free booklet, which can be downloaded as a PDF]."
​Above information is also available in Spanish.

​>>  Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC provides a searchable online database in order to "find assistance from organizations providing financial or practical help."

​>>  Patient Advocate Foundation
"PAC provides patient services [Case Management Assistance, Co-Pay Relief Program, National Financial Resource Directory, and Financial Aid Funds], eliminating obstacles in access to quality healthcare."

​>>  Triage Cancer
A national, nonprofit organization. "Quick Guides and resources to help you navigate finances after cancer, manage the costs of treatment, and reduce financial toxicity."

"State laws may provide additional rights and benefits to individuals coping with cancer. ... Charts [provided alphabetically by state in database format] include the state laws related to various issues individuals coping with cancer may encounter."

Prescription Medications Assistance:


"NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. [...] All our information is accessible online, at no charge, and without registration."

"Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's Medicine Assistance Tool is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers, and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs."

Travel Assistance:

>>  Air Care Alliance

"Volunteers work to transport needy patients to facilities where they are able to receive medical attention they might otherwise have to do without. "

​>>  American Cancer Society

"The ACS Road To Recovery Program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves."

​>>  Corporate Angel Network
"CAN's sole mission is to transport cancer patients to the hospital at which they need to be in order to receive a specialized form of treatment. Simply put, we pair empty seats — on both private and corporate planes — with qualified patients who need the rides... at no cost."

​>>  Joe's House: A Lodging Guide for Cancer Patients
"Joe's House website lists thousands of places to stay across the country near hospitals and treatments centers that offer a discount for traveling patients and their loved ones." List also includes American Cancer Society's no-cost Hope Lodge locations and other no-cost lodging.
​>>  Mercy Medical Angels

"If you need assistance with getting transportation to receive medical treatment, we can help. We provide assistance 1) in the air, with commercial airline tickets and volunteer pilots and 2) on the ground, with gas cards and bus and train tickets."