Cancer Patient Assistance
The Cost of Cancer
Even with the rapid pace of research and release of new treatments, cancer remains one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat in the United States. According to a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, some cancer survivors have reported spending more than 20% of their annual income on medical care. Recognizing not only the emotional burden of a cancer diagnosis, but the financial implications for a patient during treatment, and often, for many years after a diagnosis, Axiom REACH is taking steps to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in need.
Help position patients in poverty for better health outcomes
Provide direct financial assistance for basic living expenses, especially for patients with families depending on them for their livelihoods.
Offer substantial assistance grants of up to $5,000 per patient with the potential to alleviate financial burdens.
The Axiom REACH Cancer Patient Assistance Program launched in July 2020 in partnership with the oncology departments of two Central NJ hospitals.
The first grant cycle awarded over $22,500 to 6 cancer patients, many of whom were facing advanced diagnoses, unemployment due to COVID-19, and overwhelming financial challenges. REACH provided support to assist with rent, utilities, medical bills, and transportation.
The REACH Cancer Patient Assistance program provides substantial assistance to cancer patients in need while maintaining a distinct commitment to helping patients met with two burdens: the physical challenges of cancer and the financial distress as their family's primary provider.