Beginning today, prostate cancer patients now have access to financial support in the form of $1,000 grants that contribute towards the co-pay expenses associated with prescribed radiation therapy during treatment. Nationally recognized case management organization Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) has partnered with Movember and the LIVESTRONG Foundation to launch the Radiation Co-Payment Small Grant Financial Aid Fund, ensuring prostate cancer patients across the nation have access to monetary support that can bring needed relief to their budget.
Eligible men include those who have been diagnosed and are in active radiation treatment for prostate cancer with an annual income of $60,000.00 or less. Qualified patients may use the one-time grant of $1,000 to cover their out of pocket expenses associated with radiation therapy, helping to reduce the financial burden associated with treatment. Patients can access the fund through LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Services or directly through the Patient Advocate Foundation.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S., affecting 1 in 6 men. One new case occurs every 2.2 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 17.5 minutes. For years PAF has identified the barrier to treatment that is created by the direct expense associated with potentially life-saving radiation therapies. As a result of this gift from Movember and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, men can now provide relief for those who need it most.