Bile Duct Cancer
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Approved and Donation Ready
This fund has been developed in response to patients who have contacted PAF for help with their medication expenses and could not find help. While this fund has been fully designed and we are ready to provide needed support to these patient communities, this fund is not yet able to accept applications for assistance as we are still working to secure charitable donations that will allow us to open it.
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Co-pay, Co-Insurance & DeductibleMaximum Award Level
$7,500 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Bile Duct Cancer
Cancer of the bile duct, also called cholangiocarcinoma, is rare, and can start in any part of the bile duct system that connects the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. Bile ducts carry fluid made by the liver to break down fats during digestion. This cancer occurs mainly in people over the age of 70 and is classified by where it is located in relation to the liver. Intrahepatic tumors begin in bile ducts located within the liver, accounting for less than 10% of call cases. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer begins at the hilum, where the left and right hepatic ducts join together to form the common hepatic duct and leave the liver. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer includes perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (or Klatskin tumors) and hilar cholangiocarcinoma; tumors that form further down the common bile duct, closer to the small intestine, are known as distal bile duct cancer or distal cholangiocarcinoma.