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Skin Cancer

Status
Closed

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 & Deductible

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

About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. One cause of skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds, but skin cancer can develop in skin not exposed to sunlight. Unrepaired damage to DNA in the skin cells trigger mutations, or genetic defects, leading the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. There are several types of skin cancer. Skin cancer that forms in the outer layer of the skin is called basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer in the flat cells that form the surface of the skin is called squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Merkel cell carcinoma (or neuroendocrine cancer of the skin) usually develops as a lump or nodule near the nerve cells of skin on the head, neck arms and trunk. Kaposi sarcoma can develop in patients with weakened immune systems, growing lesions in the skin, lymph nodes, lining of the mouth nose and throat and other tissue. Sebaceous gland carcinoma is a type of skin cancer affecting hair follicles or skin glands usually of the eyelid.

Skin Cancer Resources
Medication & Financial Assistance Resources
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