These resources offer personalized services to help patients cope with various aspects of a cancer diagnosis, including: emotional support, education, patient navigation and mediation with employers and insurers.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) welcomes young adults (between the ages of 18-35)who are experiencing issues specific to their cancer diagnosis, treatment or survivorship. Young adults face complex issues of independence, personal finance, education or career interruption as well as emotional concerns such as dating, fertility and hopelessness. The UCF provides a variety of support services for young adult patients, including patient navigation, educational resources, peer mentoring, clinical trial matching and a treatment decision tool to help patients make informed decisions about their care. To access these services, visit ulmanfund.org/Cancer-Support.aspx.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit organization that serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation, assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. To contact a member of PAF Patient Services, call 800-532-5274.