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Does anyone know where my family can get some grants or any help for all the treatment?

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nlacouture
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Hello Everyone, My father in law had colorectal cancer, stage 3. We found out about 3 months ago. He has had surgerty to remocve the tumor and is now in radiation and chemo threatments. I need some help trying to find some kind of help to pay for all the treatments. I would really appreciate all the help on leads I can get. I hope all of your family memberas get better.
Thank you in advance for the help!
Nicolle

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Please tell us some specifics...his age...country/state he lives in...type of medications/treatments he is on.

If you are in the US, you should inquire of his doctors and the hospital where he gets his treatments. They will often have a social worker who can guide you to assistance.

The info I mentioned above may help soneone here with more specific help for you.

Marie who loves kitties

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nlacouture
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Hello LoveKitties thank you for the quick reply. He is 54 years old and we live in atlanta GA.
We ask about iot at the chemo location adn they said there is not a lot of grants or exxtra money for colorectal cancer, only breast cancer. So I wanted to see if anyone knew of any other alternatives. Thank you for your help!

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gerryo
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His onc's social worker should be able to help you, but here are some sites I have been successful with. I am not sure about radiation these are for chemo. You can go online to the following websites to find info about each one.

cdfund.org
co-payment assistance 866-552-6729
cancercare.org
co-pay relief 866-512-3861

At colorectalcareline.org go to resources and these are probably 20 or more to look into.
If you need more help send me a pm and I will get back to you.

Stay strong, Gerry

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nlacouture
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Thank you so much gerryo, I will try this website and hopefully will find somethin. I appreciate your help sooo much!

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gerryo
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I also live outside of Atlanta. You can call me 561-385-1078. I have been very successful getting grants for my husband and have no problem helping you if you need it.

Gerry

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gerryo
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who is his oncologist>?

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nlacouture
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That would be great!! I will call you tomorrow if that is good with you! thank you soo much !

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gerryo
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That will be fine. If I don't get to the phone please leave me a message with your number. talk to you then. we will get through this.

Gerry

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gerryo
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who is his oncologist>?

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It is so wonderful you want to help your FIL. There are some good suggestion on this board. Check on all of them. Obviously he has you as a great supporter on his new journey. You are wonderful.

Hugs! Kim

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Organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Colon Cancer Alliance and Stupid Cancer offer a wealth of information that can help. The American Cancer Society has a comprehensive section about strategizing your financial plan of attack. The Colon Cancer Alliance offers a several resources.

Foundations – There are foundations that provide financial support to those fighting cancer. Healthwell at healthwellfoundation.org It’s a foundation for individuals with insurance, who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. To research other foundations, you can visit The Foundation Center.

The above information came from the http://acs.whatnext.com web site blog on financial resources.

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