Over the past several weeks, we have been hearing about some great resources related to the coronavirus pandemic that are specifically for cancer patients. We’ve collected the most useful guidance, research, and financial aid for cancer patients in the links below.
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Guidance for Cancer Patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Guidance for Cancer Patients from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- Guidance for Cancer Patients from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- CDC Guidance on Wearing Face Masks
- COVID-19 Considerations for Gynecologic Cancer Patients from FWC
- COVID-19 Tips for Caregivers from GetPalliativeCare
- Extensive Coronavirus FAQ from the New York Times
Research on COVID-19’s Effect on Cancer Patients
- Ovarian Cancer and COVID-19 Concerns Survey - The purpose of this survey is to explore ovarian cancer survivors’ experiences and levels of worry and distress during the current pandemic, and to bring this collective community perspective to medical professionals immediately.
- COVID-19 Symptom Tracker - Download an app onto your phone and use it to track your exposure, symptoms and outcomes. Doing so will help researchers who are part of a collective at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston better understand this disease while it is happening.
Assistance Programs for Cancer Patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- PAN Foundation COVID-19 Fund - Medicare patients living with cancer can apply for $300 to help with living expenses.
- Cancer Care Financial Assistance - Assistance to help with costs including food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, home care and child care.
- Patient Advocacy Foundation’s COVID Recovery Fund - Small grants for living expenses for individuals recovering from COVID-19.
- HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs Fund - Up to $250 grant for high risk individuals for costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth.
- In response to the current pandemic, some drug manufacturers are providing copay relief to patients taking their medications. We’ve listed some resources below. Check with the pharmaceutical company that produces your medication to see if they have a patient support program.
Recursos en Español
- Cómo se propaga el COVID-19 (CDC)
- Lo que necesitan saber ahora sobre COVID-19 (NYC)
- Comidas Gratis (NYC)
- Patient Advocate Foundation
SHARE is a Resource for you too
SHARE is now providing a full range education and support specific to breast, metastatic breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer patients, online and by phone. Follow SHARE's coronavirus pandemic updates here. Find out about the many ways that you can connect to our support and education programs from the comfort of your home here.
Call 1.844.ASK.SHARE to connect with our informed support network. We are here to help!