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Financial Resources

Cost-of-Care---Zafar-2There are resources available to help men pay for their medications for treatment and other related expenses. Treatments may include oral drugs, injections, supportive care drugs or other medications and procedures. To help offset the cost of prescription drugs, patient assistance programs have been established. Other resources exist to help people navigate the ever-changing costs associated with cancer care today.

Prescription Medications

There are two types of programs that offer coverage – Co-Pay Assistance Programs/Foundations and Pharmaceutical/Industry Manufacturer programs. Men with private insurance coverage (not Medicare or Medicaid) can seek support from both foundations and industry programs.

Every program will differ in the amount and type of support they provide. The burden is on you and your loved ones to work with your health care provider and apply for support.

Cancer Co-Pay Foundations Offering Prostate Cancer Support

The programs listed below may have funds for prostate cancer treatment. Each foundation must be contacted individually regarding availability of funds and eligibility.

Industry Sponsored Patient Assistance Programs

Financial assistance support programs sponsored by industry assist men with financial support to pay for the prostate cancer medication, testing, durable medical equipment (DME), and other products and services that the companies manufacture. Each program is different so it is important to contact programs individually to learn about what they offer and if you are eligible for assistance. Most companies offer support programs to help men with commercial insurance or no insurance coverage (including non-coverage of a product or service by the insurer). If you need help determining which program is right for you, ask your doctor’s office for the name of the manufacturer of your treatment. Below are links and numbers to programs that provide assistance for several frequently prescribed prostate cancer treatments and their relevant prostate cancer treatment(s).

  • Tolmar Total Solutions (Eligard)
    • 877-354-4273

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Additional Helpful Resources

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Managing Costs of Prostate Cancer Care Webinar

2015-EDU-WEB-WebinarsZERO and Monica Bryant of Triage Cancer delivered an educational webinar discussing insurance, disability and financial resources for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Attendees left armed with information to use in discussions with their health care team and or employer about managing the cost of prostate cancer treatment.