Prostate Cancer Health Equity Fund
Co-Pay Relief Program Fund Notices
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This fund is currently closed to new and renewal applications due to lack of sufficient funding. CPR allocates funding to all patient’s that are approved for a grant so that it is available when needed by the patient. Therefore, during the period that a fund is closed to new applications, CPR continues to provide support to all patients in those funds that have an active award. Funds reopen often so please continue to visit our Disease Fund page to check the status of the fund.Fund Type
- Co-pay, Co-insurance & Deductibles
- Office visits and administration charges related to treatment
- Medical Insurance premiums
$3,500 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
Residency RequirementsMust reside in an eligible county
Must receive treatment in the United States
Is my zip code eligible for Health Equity Funds?
About Prostate Cancer Health Equity Fund
Prostate cancer is a cancer of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland present in men, that lies below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in the cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Prostate cancer is usually slow growing and may take years to become large enough to be detected, often without any noticeable symptoms. Some types of prostate cancer may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimated that 161,360 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 26,730 men will die from the disease — though many of them had lived with the disease for years prior to their deaths.
There are rare forms of prostate cancer as well which include: Sarcomas, Small cell carcinomas, Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas) and Transitional cell carcinomas.
Our Health Equity Funds were developed to get assistance to those people and places who need it the most. Developed using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and CDC Disease Incidence data, our Health Equity Funds serve people living in 220 counties across the United States that have been identified by the CDC as having the highest social vulnerability scores and are burdened with high rates of chronic diseases. The Health Equity Funds are designed to specifically provide support to eligible patients living in one of the 220 counties covered by the funds, which is verified using the zip code of the patient’s home address. All other eligibility requirements, and fund operation, are the same as our general funds.
- My Prostate Cancer Coach
- ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support844-244-1309
- LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation855-220-7777
- Men's Health Network202-543-6461
- Prostate Cancer Foundation800-757-2873
- The Prostate Net201-342-3202
- Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network800-808-7866
- ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer844-244-1309