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Discounts and Free Stuff for Cancer Patients


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.

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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.

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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.

Discounts and Free Stuff for Cancer Patients


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Cha Ching Queen





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Rachel is a mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor blogging about health, saving money, and living a happy life.

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  • Rachel Pappas
    March 7, 2011, 6:20 pm Reply

    Thanks Cha Ching Queen, for leading your readers to http://www.1UpOnCancer.com. Is there a way to subsribe to your site? I’d like to see more of what you do for me and my friends.

    Rachel

  • Cha Ching Queen
    March 7, 2011, 11:06 pm Reply

    Look in the top right corner. You can follow through facebook or twitter or subscribe to the feed here http://feeds.feedburner.com/ChaChingQueen

    thanks, Rachel

  • Rachel Pappas
    March 20, 2011, 1:20 pm Reply

    Thanks, Ms. Cha Ching Queen. Here’s a link to a story on a Mom giving away special gifts to breast cancer survivors … .It’s the story “Mom holds torch …” http://www.1uponcancer.com/breast/

  • Valerie Piotrowski
    October 3, 2011, 2:32 pm Reply

    Hello,

    This is a great site. To bad I did not discover while going through treatment.

    I am an Ovarian cancer survivor.

    I have a question that you might be able to help with. Do you know of any program that offer a free wheelchair?

    I am looking for a specific type due to all of my physical issues

    Thanks!

  • cindy
    February 8, 2012, 4:55 pm Reply

    Does anyone know of any programs that helps with bills? Since I’ve been going through chemo I find it very diffacult to keep up with all the bills. My husband works and makes 15.00 a hour but needs to drive 50 miles each way to get to work which takes a big bite out of his check before he even gets it. I’m not working. I could use help with dental, vision, rent, electric, cable, gas for car, repaire for car, food etc. I mostly have enough food because I don’t eat as much as I use to but my doctors expect me to eat foods like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberies, multi colored veggies, whole grains etc. which are very expensive to add every day. I try to buy and eat them once a month. Also wants me to have Ensure. Please let me know. I’ve tried most of the websites I could find online by the search engine and didn’t find much. Thank you

  • Cha Ching Queen
    April 28, 2012, 12:43 am Reply

    Cindy, I’m sorry you are going through this. It’s rough.

    I’m not sure of any programs like that, but you may want to contact Livestrong or the American Cancer Society. If they can’t help, I bet they can tell you who to contact. Good luck and let us know what you find out.

    Rachel

  • Rachel Turner
    June 21, 2012, 9:15 am Reply

    http://www.abbottpatientassistancefoundation.org/pdf/Abbott_PAF_Med_Nuts.pdf
    I sign up my chemo pt for Ensure assistance all the time. Abbott pharma is great about taking care of patients. Hope this helps!! :-)

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    3 weeks ago found out I had colon cancer. Having surgery this week. Not sure how to feel or think. Just want my life back.

    • Cha Ching Queen
      August 19, 2013, 8:03 pm Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear that. How was your surgery? I will keep you in my thoughts. Let me know how you are doing. – Rachel

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