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 September 23, 2022.

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 locate it.

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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.


Avastin Free Prescription Drug Program for Cancer Patients
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Genentech Avastin Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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:  https://www.gene.com/patients/patient-foundation/apply-for-help#patients.  Have your doctor fill out the Prescriber Enrollment Form here to complete the process: https://genentech-access.secure.force.com/enroll/#!/public-enroll/eligibility.


Erbitux Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients
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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
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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 https://www.taihopatientsupport.com/how-to-enroll, by phone (844) 824-4648 or by fax (844) 287‑2559.


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: https://www.cancercare.org/support_groups/45-colorectal_cancer_patient_support_group.


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 https://www.ccalliance.org/patient-family-support/patient-family-support-navigator-program 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 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: https://colondar.wufoo.com/forms/r1lbim8y1rxx58x.


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 http://merediths-miracles.org/merediths-story/ and fill out your grant application from this link: http://merediths-miracles.org/apply-for-a-miracle/.


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.


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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