Free Programs for Lung Cancer Patients
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, we understand that you need specific products, programs, and services to help you. In addition to our directory of national programs for all cancer patients (regardless of diagnosis), we also maintain this updated directory of support programs just for lung cancer patients to get you the customized and tailored help you need, quickly and at no cost.
The free nationwide financial assistance programs below are specifically for lung cancer patients to help pay for travel, housing, treatment, copays, deductibles and prescriptions. In addition, we’ve also included no-cost peer and professional counseling programs and free gift items to help support you through this journey.
All of the services listed below are available nationwide in the USA at zero cost to lung cancer patients, caregivers, and families. We hope you find the support programs you are looking for in the list below. Please visit our national listings of programs, products, and services for all cancer patients here. If you need help locating any services, reach out to us and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. ❤️
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The Assistance Fund for Lung Cancer
Phone: (855) 730-5875
The Assistance Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to lung cancer patients in the USA who have uncovered care-related expenses and meet income guidelines. Programs pay for copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket health-related expenses. To apply, please visit this link or call the phone number above for assistance.
CancerCare Lung Cancer Copay Fund
Financial assistance for uncovered out-of-pocket copay, premium, and deductible expenses for small cell lung cancer patients in the USA who are in active treatment and meet income requirements. Fund pays up to $6000 initially with a lifetime cap of $10,000. To apply, please visit this link for assistance.
PAN Foundation Lung Cancer Fund
The PAN Foundation is a national nonprofit that provides copay, deductible, and premium financial assistance for Medicare-insured NSCLC 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 $4750 per year. To apply, please visit this link.
Healthwell Lung Cancer Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to pay for prescription drugs and biologics used in the treatment of NSCLC for patients in the USA who have Medicare Insurance. The maximum award is $6000. 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 Lung Cancer Co-Pay Relief
This financial assistance program by the Patient Advocate Foundation helps cover the costs of co-pays, co-insurance & deductibles for lung 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 $6000 per year. To apply, please visit this link.
Novartis Oncology Zykadia Prescription Assistance
Free access to Zykadia for lung cancer patients experiencing financial hardship. This program is available to US residents with limited or no prescription drug coverage. Applicants must be able to provide proof of income that meets financial eligibility requirements. Visit this link to apply for help.
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.
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.
Pfizer Xalkori Prescription Assistance
Phone: (877) 744-5675 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)
The Pfizer Xalkori Prescription Assistance Program provides Xalkori (crizotinib) at no cost to US patients who have been prescribed this drug by a US-licensed physician and are having trouble affording it. Programs are available for both insured and uninsured patients. Eligibility is based on financial need and will be verified annually through tax returns. The enrollment form can be downloaded and printed here. For help completing the form, please call (877) 744-5675 (8AM-8PM M-F ET).
Celgene Abraxane Prescription Assistance
Phone: (800) 931-8691 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)
Free Abraxane Prescription program for US patients with financial need. Annual family gross income (before taxes and deductions) must be equal to or less than 650% of the current Federal Poverty Level or if the patient’s out-of-pocket (OOP) prescription spend for the current calendar year totals 3% or more of the total family gross income. W2 or tax return required. Apply for the Abraxane prescription program over the phone by calling (800) 931-8691 (8AM-8PM M-F ET).
BI Gilotrif Prescription Assistance
Phone: (855) 297-5904
Provides financial assistance for eligible patients prescribed Gilotrif (afatinib) 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 and tax returns are required. Maximum annual program benefit of $25,000. You and your physician must complete portions of the enrollment form here or call the phone number above for enrollment help over the phone.
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.
Gavreto Prescription Assistance Program
Phone: (888) 258-7768
Free prescription program for US residents prescribed Gavreto (pralsetinib) by a US-licensed physician for an FDA-approved indication. Programs available for insured and uninsured patients who have demonstrated financial need based on income and household size. Maximum household income limits apply and change annually. Download the enrollment form here which must be completed in part by both the prescribing physician and the patient.
The Happy Lungs Project Clinical Trials
The Happy Lungs Project maintains a current database of all clinical trials of first generation RET inhibitors in all RET positive solid tumors. To view the clinical trials available, please visit this page on the Happy Lungs website for links to current trials that are enrolling now.
Lilly/Tempus Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing
Lilly provides no-cost comprehensive biomarker testing (Tempus xT) for advanced NSCLC patients in the USA who have never had biomarker testing done before. Your doctor must submit the request directly on the Tempus website by downloading and completing the Program Requisition Form here.
Biomarker Assist KRAS Testing Program
Phone: (866) 776-5907, Option 3
The Biomarker Assist KRAS SGT Program is an Amgen sponsored testing program through NeoGenomics Laboratories to provide a single gene biomarker test, KRAS G12C mutation analysis at no cost to patients living with metastatic (stage IV) non-small cell lung cancer. If you are interested in this free KRAS G12C testing program, please direct your doctor to complete the request form using this link.
CHN Lung Cancer Peer Support
This free peer to peer support program by Cancer Hope Network (CHN) provides assistance to lung cancer patients, families, and caregivers in the USA. CHN matches you with a trained volunteer cancer survivor/caregiver who understands and can offer support because he or she has been through very similar experiences. To get started, please complete the form on the Cancer Hope Network website here.
CancerCare Online Lung Cancer Peer Support
Free 15-week online support group for those diagnosed with lung 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.
ALK Positive Second Opinion Program
Free worldwide second-opinion program for ALK-positive lung cancer patients who are members of the ALK Positive support group. Membership is free. Consultation provided by ALK medical professional at no cost for patients with financial need. To apply for free membership and the second-opinion program, please visit this link.
Lungevity Professional Support Services
Phone: (844) 360-5864 (ET, 10AM-6PM M-Th 10AM-5PM)
Free professional support services by a trained oncology social worker to help you manage your emotional, financial, and support challenges that accompany a lung cancer diagnosis. Services can include help with pain management, childcare, obtaining medical supplies, arranging transportation to/from treatment, and out-of-pocket copayment assistance and more. Help is available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern time) by calling toll-free (844) 360-5864.
GO2 Foundation Pro Help
Phone: (800) 298-2436 (9AM-5PM ET M-F)
Free one-on-one phone and email support services including screening, treatment and clinical trial guidance to help those diagnosed with lung cancer get the best possible care and outcomes. GO2 Foundation offers a tailored approach to meet individual needs. Support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) by calling (800) 298-2436 or emailing the link above. Alternatively, complete the form on this page for a quick response.
LCRF Pro Support Program
Phone: (844) 835-4325 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM ET
This free pro support program for lung cancer patients in the USA helps you locate tailored programs including financial assistance, transportation or lodging to/from your medical appointments, support groups, and more based on your unique needs. To get started, visit the LCRF website or call the phone number above to be matched up and get the support you need.
Meso Foundation Travel Grant
The Meso Foundation Travel Grant provides financial assistance to mesothelioma patients in the USA traveling for an initial consult and/or for clinical trial treatments. Maximum reimbursement is $1000 per trip, $6000 total per year. Eligible expenses include lodging, transportation, taxi services, and gas. Proof of diagnosis and financial need will be required. To apply, please complete this form.
Notes of Encouragement
Receive monthly cards of inspiration and encouragement from someone who shares a similar journey. This is a free 12-month program for lung cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones who want to better understand what it might feel like to be on immunotherapy treatment and how to support each other along the way. Sign up for free here.
Lung Cancer Research Foundation Care Kit
Free tote and personal care items for anyone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Care package includes personal care items and a copy of the inspirational Living with Hope book. To request your free kit, please email the link above. More program information is available here at the bottom of the page.
Lung Cancer Connections Organizer
Lung Cancer Connections is a national nonprofit that provides free care binders to lung cancer patients in the USA that are chock full of helpful information and resources to stay organized and manage information during treatment. Proof of diagnosis is required. To request your free care binder, please complete the online form here on the Lung Cancer Connections website.
LCRF Living With Hope Book
Inspirational first-hand stories of hope shared by patients, caregivers, and lung cancer survivors. This 40-page full-color book can be downloaded or sent free of charge to lung cancer patients in the USA. To request your free copy, please visit the LCRF website order page here.
Peer Medical Lung Cancer App
Free platform to learn about other lung cancer patient experiences and discover the latest trends and treatment plans from top hospitals including Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and more. Get statistics to evaluate options and see what’s working and what might be next and connect with other patients in the community. Click the link above to join for free.
LCFA Hope with Answers
Free resource for patients and their families with the tips and tools to better manage this disease. Hear from researchers, doctors, and lung cancer survivors on topics ranging from advocacy to biomarkers to late-breaking treatments. View episodes online and/or get the app here.
LUNGevity's Lung Cancer Navigator Mobile App
Free customizable app for iOS and Android that includes tools to organize care, manage medications, and track symptoms to make communicating with doctors more efficient and effective. Download the free app here on the LUNGevity website.