Esophageal 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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Fund Type

Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance Premiums

Maximum Award Level

$7,000 Per Year

Eligibility Requirements
  • 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, Military Benefits
  • Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.

About Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a cancer begins in the cells that line the esophagus wall and grows outward through the layers. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma, the most common esophageal cancer in the U.S., begins in the mucus forming glandular tissue in the lower third of the esophagus as a result of chronic acid reflux disease, or GERD, which can develop into Barrett esophagus and obesity. Gastroesophageal (GE) junction tumors are adenocarcinomas that start at the part of the esophagus near the stomach and are treated as adenocarcinomas. The second type of esophageal cancer is Squamous cell carcinoma, also called epidermoid carcinoma, of the esophagus, that begins in the inner layer of cells that line the esophagus (squamous cells). This type of squamous cell carcinoma is most common in the upper and middle parts of the esophagus, is often linked to smoking and alcohol consumption. In the U.S. esophageal cancer is most common in men over the age of 50.

Esophageal Cancer Resources
Medication & Financial Assistance Resources
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