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The Assistance Fund Opens New Program for Pancreatic Cancer

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Copay Assistance From The Assistance Fund Now Available for Eligible People Living With Pancreatic Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2022 —The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, today announced the launch of a new copay assistance program for people living with pancreatic cancer. The program is designed to help eligible individuals pay for their out-of-pocket medical expenses related to pancreatic cancer, such as copays, deductibles, and coinsurance.

The pancreas is a critical organ that assists in digestion and hormone production. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect and rarely found early. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, itchy skin, and yellowing of the skin.¹ Risk factors for pancreatic cancer are smoking and genetic history. Many people living with pancreatic cancer require surgery, chemotherapy, and other treatment.

“People facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis should not be burdened with figuring out how they will afford critical treatment,” said Mark P. McGreevy, President and CEO of The Assistance Fund. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, TAF’s new Pancreatic Cancer Copay Assistance Program will allow patients and their families to focus on care rather than cost.”

To learn more or determine eligibility for financial support, visit tafcares.org or call (833) 570-3049 to speak with a Patient Advocate.

A list of all the disease programs available from The Assistance Fund can be found on the website tafcares.org.

About The Assistance Fund

The Assistance Fund (TAF) is an independent charitable patient assistance organization 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 70 disease programs, each of which covers the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease. Since its founding in 2009, TAF has helped more than 160,000 children and adults access the treatment they need to stay healthy or manage a life-threatening, chronic, or rare disease. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or for information on how to donate, please visit tafcares.org.

Media Contact
Margaret Figley
Senior Director of Communications
margaret.figley@tafcares.org


¹ “Pancreatic Cancer.” Mayo Clinic. (February 11, 2022). Retrieved from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20355421.

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