Free Stuff for Cancer Survivors – Freebies and Discounts for Cancer Patients
After going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, I found out that there’s more to the expense than just the medical bills. I was not able to do my normal things and therefore we had to figure out how to take care of everything from childcare to household care. Here are discounts and free stuff for cancer patients.
1UponCancer put together a list of Freebies and Discounts for Cancer Patients. The list includes a variety of free and discounted goods and services such as basic needs, prothesis, classes, gas, housecleaning, pampering, retreats, and more. For example, Air Care Alliance ACA flies patients to treatments at no charge. Breast Cancer Charities gives qualifying breast cancer patients up to $500 towards rent or utilities. Crickett’s Answer For Cancer gives breast cancer patients free Mastectomy massage, other massage therapies, facial, manicure, basket of pampering products. I wish I would have known about these when I was going through treatment. Many of these are offered only to low income or under-insured patients, but some services are offered to any cancer survivors. Suggested Cancer Readings Here are some books I found helpful while dealing with cancer, the diagnosis, treatment, etc. Kris Carr has a whole “Crazy Sexy Cancer” following now. She’s a young adult with cancer and she offers lots of helpful advice on living a healthy life. Here are a few of her books. This book, AntiCancer, offers tips on how people living with cancer can fight it and how healthy people can prevent it. There are lots of practical things you can do. You choose to do as much or as little as you want, but the point is to do something. My neighbor, Bernardo (who runs the site Your Great Life TV – Dare To Live Fully) found this book so inspiring and helpful, he gave me my own copy. There’s also Planet Cancer: The Frequently Bizarre Yet Always Informative Experiences and Thoughts of Your Fellow Natives. This a great read for young adult cancer survivors.