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Rare Cancers Australia

Patient Treatment Fund

Being diagnosed with a rare cancer is a major challenge for tens of thousands of Australians every year. For many this devastating news comes with the additional burden that their finances and lifestyle will be seriously undermined as they struggle with their deteriorating health and burdensome expenses.

In many instances Australians are missing out on life saving and life extending treatments because of affordability. It is vital that we use the knowledge and treatments we have today to ensure that, regardless of their financial position, Australians can receive the best possible treatment available.

With the generosity of our donors, our Patient Treatment Fund will help those Australians faced with high cost options, gain access to the medicines that will ultimately help save or extend their lives. All money raised can only be used for any cost incurred from a cancer diagnosis. This can include covering treatment, transport to and from cancer and treatment centres, utility and bill payments and loss of income.

Seeking assistance?

Patients seeking assistance from the Patient Treatment Fund, will need a referral from their oncologist and must meet some financial assessment measures before being eligible to participate.

Please contact us direct on 1800 257 600 for more information.

Want to help?

Donors can make a difference by choosing to help fundraise for a patient or by donating directly to a patient’s campaign. Whether you are a family member, friend or just someone who cares, this is the perfect way to help someone in need and ensure they get the best cancer care and support available.

Donate to help a patient