FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eligible Individuals with Bladder Cancer Can Now Receive Medication Copay Assistance from The Assistance Fund
ORLANDO, Fla., December 3, 2018 — Today, The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, announced the launch of a new copay assistance program for Bladder Cancer. The program is designed to help qualified individuals pay for the out-of-pocket costs associated with their Bladder Cancer medications.
In 2017 there were about 81,000 new cases of Bladder Cancer in the United States; it is the fourth most common cancer in men and men are four times more likely than women to develop Bladder Cancer.1 Bladder Cancer occurs as a result of uncontrollable cell growth in the urinary bladder, which forms tumors and can spread to other areas of the body.2 The most common type of Bladder Cancer is urothelial carcinoma, also known as transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), which starts in the urothelial cells that line the urinary tract. The tumors may form in parts of the urinary tract in addition to the bladder, including the kidneys and ureters.2
“We hope this program will help people living with Bladder Cancer feel a sense of relief knowing they may be eligible to receive assistance for their medication’s out-of-pocket costs,” said Mark P. McGreevy, President and CEO, The Assistance Fund. “At The Assistance Fund, we work hard every day to make sure patients can access the medications they need without worrying about the cost.”
There are a number of treatment options available for Bladder Cancer, such as surgery, intravesical therapy, immunotherapy or chemotherapy.3
To learn more or determine eligibility for financial support from The Assistance Fund, individuals should visit tafcares.org or call 855-270-2272 to speak with a patient advocate.
A list of all the programs available at The Assistance Fund can be found on the website tafcares.org.
About The Assistance Fund
The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses. The Assistance Fund currently manages more than 40 programs – each of which covers the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease. Since its founding in 2009, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 73,000 adults and children access the medicines they need to stay healthy or manage a chronic condition. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or for information on how to donate, please visit tafcares.org.
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References 1-“Bladder Cancer Statistics.” Cancer.net. 2017. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/bladder-cancer/statistics. 2-What is Bladder Cancer? American Cancer Society. 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladder-cancer/about/what-is-bladder-cancer.html. 3-“Treating Bladder Cancer.” American Cancer Society. 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladder-cancer/treating.html.