Free Products and Services for Colorectal Cancer Patients
In addition to national resources available to all cancer patients regardless of diagnosis, colon and rectal cancer patients need specialized programs, products, and services to support them on their journey. We understand that and work hard to maintain a directory of non-profit and governmental agencies that can help you today with tailored financial and emotional support and so much more.
If you’ve been diagnosed or have a loved one struggling with this disease, please review our links below for the updated list of free products and services just for colon and rectal cancer patients.
This section includes no-cost financial assistance programs to help pay for travel, housing, treatment, copays, deductibles, and prescriptions. In addition, we also include no-cost specialized peer and professional counseling services as well as free gift programs to help you after diagnosis.
All support services and products listed here for colorectal cancer patients are provided free of charge for patients, caregivers, and families throughout the United States. If you need access to a particular program or service that you don’t see listed, please get in touch with us and we will help you find it. ❤️
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PAN Foundation Colorectal Cancer Fund
The PAN Foundation is a national nonprofit that provides copay, deductible, and premium financial assistance for Medicare-insured colorectal cancer patients in the USA who are in active treatment and income that falls at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level. Fund pays up to $2400 per year. To apply, please visit this link.
Healthwell Colorectal Cancer Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to pay for prescription drugs and biologics used in the treatment of colorectal cancer for patients in the USA who have Medicare Insurance. The maximum award is $10000. Eligibility is based on need. Currently, income must be 500% of the Federal Poverty Level or less. To learn current eligibility guidelines and apply, please visit this link.
PAF Metastatic Colorectal Co-Pay Relief
This financial assistance program by the Patient Advocate Foundation helps cover the costs of co-pays, co-insurance & deductibles for metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Eligible applicants must reside and receive treatment in the United States and earn less than 400% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines (FPL). Maximum award $4000 per year. To apply, visit this link.
Shine For Scott Financial Assistance
Shine For Scott, Inc. offers financial assistance to patients under 50 in the USA who have been diagnosed with colon cancer. Eligibility is determined by financial need. Programs include co-pay assistance, out-of-pocket expenses during treatment, prescription assistance, rent, mortgage, utility expenses, and other unreimbursed expenses relating to treatment. To apply, please visit this link.
Merck Keytruda Prescription Assistance
No-cost Keytruda prescription program for cancer patients in the USA who do not have insurance or the insurance does not cover Keytruda. Complete the online enrollment form by clicking the link above and a program representative will contact your physician to confirm eligibility and complete enrollment.
Pfizer Camptosar Prescription Assistance
Phone: (877) 744-5675 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)
Pfizer Oncology Together offers access to Camptosar (irinotecan) at no cost to patients who cannot otherwise afford it. To apply, visit this page to get started or call toll-free (877) 744-5675 to get help from a Medicine Access Counselor over the phone.
Genentech Avastin Prescription Assistance
Free Avastin prescription drug program for patients who do not have insurance coverage and have a household income less than $150,000 per year OR have insurance, can’t afford the out-of-pocket costs, and meet certain income requirements. To apply, fill out the Patient Consent Form here and have your doctor fill out the Prescriber Enrollment Form here to complete the process.
Lilly Erbitux Prescription Assistance
Phone: (800) 545-6962
Free Erbitux (cetuximab) prescription program for eligible insured and uninsured patients through the Lilly Prescription Assistance Program. Patients must earn less than 500% of FPL to qualify. Annual enrollment form and tax returns or W2s required. The online enrollment form can be completed here. For help completing the online application, call (800) 545-6962.
Taiho Lonsurf Prescription Assistance
Phone: (844) 824-4648
Provides financial assistance for eligible patients prescribed Lonsurf and who have trouble paying for the medication. Help is available for both insured and uninsured patients living in the US with demonstrated financial need. Annual enrollment is available online here by phone (844) 824-4648 or by fax (844) 287‑2559.
Exact Science Genomic Access Program (GAP)
GAP helps colorectal cancer patients with insurance or without get access to genomic testing. Eligibility is based on financial need. To use the online calculator to see if you qualify for free testing and to download the Financial Assistance Disclosure and Application Form, please visit this link and scroll to the bottom for the eligibility tool.
The ColonClub Peer Support Program
National nonprofit will pair you with a colorectal cancer survivor who shares a similar diagnosis and life experiences. Get matched with someone who can support you on this journey because they’ve been right where you are. All support programs are free of charge to colon and rectal cancer patients in the USA. To get help, please complete the form on this page.
CancerCare Online Peer Support Program
Phone: (800) 813-4673
Free 15-week online support group for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer and who are currently in active treatment. Program is led by a social worker with specialized oncology-related training. Network and share with others in a similar situation to both give and receive essential emotional and practical support. Register here.
Fight Colorectal Cancer Pro Helpline
Free professional support program for colorectal cancer patients in the USA. Get one-on-one services for your unique needs on topics ranging from CRC care to finances to counseling. Fight Colorectal Cancer has tailored this no-cost program specifically for the needs of CRC patients. Help is available to you seven days a week 9 AM-9 PM EST Mon -Fri, and 9 AM-5 PM EST Saturday/Sunday. Call the number above for free help over the phone today or visit this link for more.
CCA Pro Support Program
Phone: (877) 422-2030
Certified patient navigators that work one-on-one with colorectal cancer patients to provide financial assistance, improve quality of care, and lend emotional support during and after diagnosis. Services are free. To request a certified patient navigator to provide individualized help, please visit this link or call the helpline at (877) 422-2030 for immediate assistance.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Colorectal CareLine
Phone: (866) 657- 8634
The PAF Colorectal CareLine program helps patients who have a diagnosis of colon cancer, bowel cancer, and cancer of the rectum, large intestine or appendix. The program provides you with free, individualized case management help to you with overcoming coverage and financial barriers to getting the care you need. To obtain assistance from a skilled advocate, please call the toll-free number above.
The Lu Family Fund Grant
The Lu Family Fund Grant (administered by PALTOWN) provides financial assistance for Stage IV colorectal cancer patients in the USA to seek a second opinion with regard to care. Reimbursement up to $500 for related expenses including travel, lodging, and out-of-pocket care costs. Eligibility is based on financial need. To apply, please visit this page on the PALTOWN website and complete the online application.
The Kimberly Grant
A generous $2000 grant program in loving memory of Kim Troisi-Paton who passed away from colon cancer in 2007. This grant is designed to help children of a parent who has been diagnosed with this disease. Applications are reviewed quarterly (March, June, Sept. Dec.) To apply on behalf of a child you know who could benefit, please complete the online form here.
This generous free grant program is available to young-onset colorectal cancer patients to help cover the costs of basic expenses like rent, utilities, car payments, insurance and more in memory of Meredith Ann Holbert Rankin who passed away from this disease in 2008. To learn more about Meredith and this special grant program just for colorectal cancer patients under 40 years of age in the USA, please visit this link and fill out your grant application on this page.
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Grant Program
Phone: (877) 422-2030
Provides cash grants of up to $200 for treatment expenses for US residents of any age diagnosed with colon cancer. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance also offers up to $300 grant payments to pay for screening. Please visit this link to apply online for either program.
WunderGlo Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship program is open to high school graduating students who have lost a parent to colorectal cancer. Minimum G.P.A. of 2.00. Requires acceptance to a community college, 4 year college or university, nursing program, military or professional trade school. Grant award of $2000. To apply, please visit this link.
Kindred Box Ostomy Supplies
Kindred Box is a national nonprofit organization that provided free ostomy supplies and access to expert care to those patients in the USA who are without health insurance (or who are under-insured) and unable to afford the cost of these medical devices. Eligibility is based on financial need. To apply, please complete the request form here.
ConvaTec Patient Assistance Ostomy Program
The ConvaTec Ostomy Access Program provides uninsured or underinsured colorectal cancer patients in the USA with financial need up to 3 months of ostomy supplies per year for free. For general program information, please call 1-800-422-8811 or visit the ConvaTec Ostomy Access Program website here.
Understanding Colorectal Cancer 2nd Edition
Published in partnership with Fight Colorectal Cancer, Understanding Colorectal Cancer 2nd Edition includes current information about genomic and genetic testing as well as science-backed treatment plans, tips on managing side effects as well as hopeful stories from colorectal cancer survivors. To order your copy, please visit the link above.
Beyond Blue Magazine
An award-winning digital magazine for colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and family that’s published every fall and spring. This magazine focuses on real-life issues to help colorectal cancer patients feel uplifted, get empowered, foster connections, and live their very best lives. To subscribe to this free magazine, visit this link and complete the subscription form at the bottom of the page.