The Assistance Fund Opens New Program for Thyroid Cancer

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

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 thyroid cancer. The program is designed to help eligible individuals pay for their out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the thyroid cancer, such as copays, deductibles, and coinsurance.

Found in the neck, the thyroid produces the body's hormones for regulating heart rate, body temperature, and more. There are four main types of thyroid cancer: anaplastic, follicular, medullary, and papillary. Thyroid cancer can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms, including changes to the voice, neck pain, and difficulty swallowing, develop in later stages of the cancer.[1] More than 40,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year.[2]

"Nothing is more stressful than hearing 'you have cancer,'" said Mark P. McGreevy, President and CEO of The Assistance Fund. "But with the launch of our Thyroid Cancer Copay Assistance Program, patients can focus on managing their disease and recovery instead of the financial burden of cancer treatment." 

To learn more or determine eligibility for financial support, visit tafcares.org or call (855) 530-2160 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

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Margaret Figley

Senior Director of Communications

margaret.figley@tafcares.org

[1] "Thyroid Cancer." Mayo Clinic. (December 28, 2021). Retrieved from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20354161.

[2] "Thyroid Cancer." National Cancer Institute, NIH. (December 28, 2021). Retrieved from: https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/thyro.html.

Source: The Assistance Fund (TAF)

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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, and deductibles