Alberta Cancer Foundation

5 Ways the Patient Financial Assistance Program Helps

Cancer can be a huge strain on the finances. People are often forced to cash in their retirement funds and use up their savings to make ends meet during treatment. The costs can be so overwhelming that some patients will decide against having life-saving therapy as they simply cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses.

With the help of donors and through the Patient Financial Assistance Program, the Alberta Cancer Foundation has been able to help ease financial burdens by covering some of the following expenses so that patients and families can focus on what matters most — healing.

Medication Costs



Accommodation for patients receiving treatment outside of their hometown

Transportation and parking

If you are an Albertan undergoing cancer treatment and would like to know whether you are eligible to access the Patient Financial Assistance Program, please contact your local Alberta Health Services cancer centre for more information.

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