Fertility, Genetics & Other Medical

Fertility, Genetics, and Other medical help for cancer patients.
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated January 13, 2023.

Free Fertility, Genetics and other Medical Care for Cancer Patients

Out-of-pocket medical-care expenses (even with insurance) can be extremely high after a cancer diagnosis. These fertility, genetics, and other medical service providers offer care to cancer patients at no cost. If you live in the USA and have been affected by this disease, please check out the programs below that offer free care for cancer patients. We’ve outlined the eligibility guidelines for each program here but be sure to visit the website of the service you’re interested in for program requirements, application, and deadlines. We hope these free medical programs help you get the care you need. ❤️

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Worth the Wait Fertility Program for Cancer Patients

Worth the Wait Fertility Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Financial assistance for fertility treatments, adoption, and surrogacy for cancer patients in the USA with no or inadequate insurance coverage and demonstrated financial need. To apply for this nationwide program, please visit the Worth the Wait website and complete the form here.


Chick Mission Fertility Grant Program

The Chick Mission Fertility Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

The Chick Mission offers a grant program to support newly diagnosed female patients throughout the USA with fertility preservation ahead of treatment. Fertility practices are available nationwide in California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York & Texas. Travel may be required and is not reimbursed. To apply for this fertility grant program, please complete the form on this page of the Chick Mission website to get started.


Exact Sciences Genomic Access Program

Exact Science Genomic Access Program (GAP)

Main URL: Visit

Description:

GAP helps 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.


Interpace Biosciences Biomarker Testing

Interpace Biosciences Molecular Testing

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 316-0020
Email: navigator@interpace.com

Description:

National financial support program for molecular testing for cancer patients in the USA. The Interpace Compass Financial Assistance program—and address any questions about Interpace Biosciences tests and services. Provides up to 100% of services based on financial need and income requirements. To apply, please visit this link or call the number above for assistance.


Foundation One Financial Assistance Program

Foundation Medicine Financial Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Financial assistance program for patients with the opportunity for comprehensive genomic profiling, regardless of financial status. Available for qualifying patients in the USA who have out-of-pocket costs associated with Foundation Medicine testing. Financial assistance is based on need and can be applied for at any point during the testing process. To apply, please visit this link.


Leal Health Clinical Trials Locator

Leal Health Clinical Trials Locator

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Leal Health (formerly Trialjectory) was built by cancer patients to help other cancer patients quickly locate all available clinical trials treatment options. Customized for every patient’s unique needs and situation. This service is free for both insured and uninsured cancer patients in the USA.  Please visit this link to get current clinical trial availability at no cost.


NAFM Free Medical Care

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Main URL: Visit

Description:

A network of 1400 free clinics and pharmacies that provide essential services to patients in the USA regardless of ability to pay. Income eligibility guidelines apply and patients must demonstrate financial need, be uninsured, underinsured, and/or have limited or no access to primary, specialty or prescription health care. To find a program near you, please visit this link.


More Moments More Memories Fund

More Moments More Memories Clinical Trials Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Clinical trial expense funding for cancer patients in the USA. Eligibility is based on financial need. Applicants must earn 500% of FPL or less to qualify. The clinical trial treatment must be in the contiguous United States. Expenses covered include mileage costs for auto travel to clinical trial, airfare or bus fare to clinical trial site, lodging cost during travel and treatment, and a per-day allowance for food during travel and treatment. To apply, please download the application here.


ReUnite Oncofertility

ReUnite Oncofertility

Main URL: Visit

Description:

ReUnite Oncofertility helps to reduce the costs for fertility preservation for women in the USA prior to chemotherapy by offering a discount of up to 100% on select medications. Eligibility is based on financial need. Proof of income is required, and your oncologist must complete the request form. To apply online, please visit this link.


Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation Lifeline Fund
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Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

The Lifeline Fund by BMCF provides financial support to individuals to cover costs associated with bone marrow, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT), or cord blood transplant including donor searches, compatibility testing, medications, home and childcare services, medical equipment, transportation, and housing. Eligibility is based on diagnosis and financial need. For current application and income guidelines, please visit this link.


Quest Diagnostics Laboratory Discounts for Cancer Patients

Quest Diagnostics Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Nationwide discount program for laboratory services for all uninsured or underinsured cancer patients residing in the USA. Discounts are based on USDHHS income guidelines and can be as much as 100% of the total amount due. All cancer types eligible. For the downloadable application (doc format) for the Quest Diagnostics Patient Assistance Program, please click this link.


Fertility Grants for Cancer Patients Team Maggies Dream

Team Maggie's Dream

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Financial assistance of up to $2500 is available to young women and men residing in the USA who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and have out-of-pocket costs related to preserving eggs and sperm.  Application, current eligibility guidelines, and more information on this fertility financial assistance program for cancer patients can be found here.


Free Reconstructive Surgery for Cancer Patients

The Healing Curve

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This nonprofit helps cancer patients with financial support to obtain no-cost reconstructive surgeries to restore physical appearance, improve emotional well-being, and aid in the full and complete recovery after a cancer diagnosis. What started as a service for breast cancer reconstruction has expanded to offer services for all cancer patients nationwide who qualify. To learn more about the program and get in touch visit this page.


Dental Lifeline Network Free Dental Care for Cancer Patients

Dental Lifeline Network

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free dental treatment provided for those who are disabled, elderly, or medically fragile and cannot afford necessary care.  The program operates through a volunteer network of over 15,000 dentists and 3,500 dental labs across the USA. To find out eligibility requirements, please visit this link and choose your state of residence to get started.


Ferring Pharmaceuticals Free Fertility Medications for Cancer Patients

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy have developed the Heart Beat program to help ease some of the financial burden of fertility preservation medications. This free fertility medication program is available to women in the US who have been diagnosed with cancer and have not had chemotherapy within the past six months. To get immediate assistance, please call toll free (888) 347-3415.


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Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 866-9523
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

Lazarex will match you to a nationwide cancer clinical trials program and help you with the costs associated with participating including transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxi fare, parking/tolls), lodging (short- and long-term housing), and certain medical expenses not covered by insurance and necessary for clinical trial treatment. For immediate free assistance, visit this link or call toll free (877) 866-9523.


AGC Scholarship Foundation

AGC Scholarship Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@agcscholarships.org

Description:

The AGC Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to pay for treatments for US residents struggling with infertility. Award amounts vary based on need. For current application period, visit this page for that information and the online request form for assistance.


Livestrong Fertility free services for cancer patients

Livestrong Fertility

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (855) 844-7777

Description:

Livestrong Fertility assists both men and women who’ve been diagnosed with cancer understand fertility risks and options and get fertility preservation discounts. They also provide free fertility medications for women. Eligibility is based on financial need. Livestrong has a network of over 650 fertility clinics and sperm banks nationwide. To find a participating clinic or bank near you, visit this page or call toll-free (855) 844-7777 for help over the phone.


Oncofertility free fertility services for cancer patients

The Oncofertility Consortium

Main URL: Visit

Description:

The Oncofertility Consortium is a network of medical professionals who provide patients interested in fertility preservation with free resources, tools, and support.  To locate a clinic near you that can help, visit this page and search by zip code to get the help you need for free.


Verna's Purse: Financial help for cancer patients facing infertility

Verna’s Purse

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 489-8944

Description:

Free financial assistance to individuals who are facing cancer treatments that will affect fertility. This fertility preservation program is offered through partnership with ReproTech, Ltd. Program eligibility is based on financial need. To view requirements and complete an application for assistance, visit this page. Help is also available over the phone by calling (888) 489-8944.


Myriad free genetic testing for cancer patients

Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 469-7423
Email: billing@myriad.com

Description:

Myriad offers two financial assistance programs, one for insured and the other for uninsured patients. Myriad’s Financial Assistance for Underinsured Patients program may reduce out-of-pocket costs for qualified underinsured patients in the U.S. to no more than $100. The Financial Assistance for Uninsured Patients program provides testing services at no charge. Both programs are for patients who meet certain medical and income requirements.  For more on both and to print a PDF application form (available in English and Spanish), please visit this link.


Give Kids a Smile Free Dental care for kids

Give Kids a Smile

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (844) 490-4527

Description:

Give Kids A Smile is part of the ADA’s Action for Dental Health, a nationwide, community-based movement that offers free dental care for children under 18 once a year (usually in February) in your local community. To find a location near you, please call the number above and you will be put in touch with your local provider who can provide dental care at no cost to you.


Dentistry from the Heart free dental services for cancer patients over 18

Dentistry from the Heart

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (727) 849-2002
Email: smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org

Description:

Dentistry from the Heart is a nonprofit organization that provides free dental services (extractions, fillings, and cleanings) nationwide to those over 18 who are in need of care. This program sponsors events in all 50 states and Canada. To locate an event near you, please visit this page.


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4 Comments

    • Hi Jemma! We agree; programs like Livestrong fertility provide wonderful options for those who want to have children after treatment.

  1. Mom was a breast cancer survivor and she had to go through a lot to have me, but they didn’t have all the help and resources we have now.
    Great to see us progressing as a medical society.

    • Hi Sarah, thank you for your visit today! Yes, it is great to see all of these resources for cancer patients. We wish you and your mom all the very best!

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