Small Cell Lung 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.
If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this fund, please visit our Donors page for more information on how to provide critical support for patients in need.Fund Type
Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits) & Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$8,500 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, Military Benefits
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most aggressive form of lung cancer and happens when cells in the lung grow uncontrollably forming a tumor. SCLC is staged as either limited or extensive, depending on the size and location of the tumor and where the cancer has spread. SCLC accounts for between 10% and 15% of all lung cancer cases. The term small cell refers to the size and shape of the cancer cells when examined under a microscope. There are two types of SCLC: Small cell carcinoma, also referred to as oat cell cancer, is the most common form of SCLC. The other type is SCLC is referred to as combined small cell lung carcinoma (CSCLC), which is a mix of small cell carcinoma combined with any type of non-small cell lung cancer (such as adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma). Although smoking is the main cause of small cell lung cancer and usually occurs in people over the age of 60, anyone can be diagnosed with this disease. SCLC is considered to be a type of neuroendocrine carcinoma due to the cancer cells exhibiting features of both nerve cell and endocrine (hormone-secreting) cells.