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A cancer diagnosis can be expensive. Medical bills, medicine and medical supplies all add up. Plus, you still have to pay the mortgage, rent and grocery bills. If you need help, you’re not alone. Talk with your medical team or explore programs that can help.

Financial assistance for all cancer patients

These eight resources are available to patients with all types of cancer in Minnesota and Wisconsin:

American Cancer Society

Support varies by area. To get started, visit the website. Search for your zip code, plus “assistance- financial.”

Angel Foundation

Emergency financial assistance grants for adults with cancer living in communities across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

Cancer Legal Care

Free legal care for Minnesotans affected by cancer who otherwise have no access to an attorney's help.

CancerCare

Help for people currently getting treatment for cancer. Diagnosis must be confirmed by an oncologist and eligibility guidelines must be met.

Gilda’s Club

Free and welcoming clubhouse for those living with cancer. Located in Minnetonka, Minn., Gilda’s Club offers social, emotional and mental health support.

Open Arms

Meal delivery for people diagnosed with cancer. You must live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Open Arms is open to all income levels.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Legal arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt and job retention related to your illness.

Yellow Brick Place

Find even more links to financial support resources from this organization.

Financial assistance for breast cancer and women’s cancers

Cleaning for a Reason

Connects women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer with a professional house cleaning service. The application process begins in June each year.

Hope Chest

Supports women with financial help during breast cancer treatment. This includes emergency assistance for rent, utilities and transportation. Also, Hope Chest delivers healthy “Meals that Heal” for women and their families.

Mommy Has Breast Cancer

For mothers in active treatment for breast cancer. Helps you find resources and provides meal delivery. Educational materials are available for your children, spouse or significant other.

Pay It Forward Fund

This fund is open to patients at Methodist Hospital with breast cancer or women’s cancers. Women’s cancers include ovarian, uterine, endometrial and cervical cancers. Get help with basic living expenses while being treated. Includes mortgage, rent, car payments, utility bills and qualifying medical bills.

The Pink Fund

Short-term help with basic living expenses. The Pink Fund is for people in active treatment who have lost all or part of their income. Payments are made directly to your creditors.

Colon cancer financial aid

Blue Hope Financial Assistance

One-time grants of $200 to colon and rectal cancer patients for treatment-related expenses.

Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma funding help

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter

Financial aid to cover co-pays for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma and pre-leukemia.

Lung cancer assistance

A Breath of Hope

Transportation and companionship for people getting treatment at Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Riverside Cancer Care Center.

Cancer Support Community

Travel assistance grants (gas cards) for stage III or IV lung cancer.

Financial aid for cancer survivors

The Sam Fund

Support for basic needs for cancer survivors ages 21-39 who have completed treatment. This includes financial assistance for food, gas, utilities, and rent or mortgage.

Need additional help? Talk with the cancer center care team at Park Nicollet, Regions Hospital or HealthPartners about your options.

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