Free Products and Services for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Free Products and Services for Colorectal Cancer Patients
This page was originally published October 7, 2020 and updated February 1, 2023.

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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panfoundation colorectal cancer fund
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

PAN Foundation Colorectal Cancer Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Medicare Fund for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

Healthwell Colorectal Cancer Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Colorectal Cancer Copay Fund
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

PAF Metastatic Colorectal Co-Pay Relief

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Funding for Colon Cancer Patients
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

Shine For Scott Financial Assistance

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


Keytruda Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients
Prescriptions

Merck Keytruda Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


Camptosar Free Prescription Program
Prescriptions

Pfizer Camptosar Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 744-5675 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)

Description:

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.


Erbitux Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients
Prescriptions

Lilly Erbitux Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 545-6962

Description:

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.


Lonsurf Free Prescription Drug Program for Cancer Patients
Prescriptions

Taiho Lonsurf Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (844) 824-4648

Description:

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 Sciences Geonomic Access Program
Fertility, Genetics & Other Medical

Exact Science Genomic Access Program (GAP)

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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
Free Peer Support

The ColonClub Peer Support Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Peer Support for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Free Peer Support

CancerCare Online Peer Support Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 813-4673

Description:

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 Support
Free Pro Support

Fight Colorectal Cancer Pro Helpline

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Pro Support for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Free Pro Support

CCA Pro Support Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 422-2030

Description:

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
Free Pro Support

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Colorectal CareLine

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 657- 8634

Description:

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 for colon cancer patients
Free Grants

The Lu Family Fund Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Fun Free Grant Program for Colorectal Cancer Patients2
Free Grants

The Kimberly Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


MeredithsMiraclesColonCancerFoundation
Free Grants

Meredith's Miracles

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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
Free Grants

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Grant Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 422-2030

Description:

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 Scholarship for Colon Cancer Patients
Free Scholarships

WunderGlo Foundation Scholarship

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Ostomy Supplies
Free Medical Equipment

Kindred Box Ostomy Supplies

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


Understanding Colorectal Cancer 2nd Edition
Free Books, Magazines & Organizers

Understanding Colorectal Cancer 2nd Edition

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Magazine for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Free Books, Magazines & Organizers

Beyond Blue Magazine

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


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