Treatment Assistance Program

Financial hardships shouldn’t keep patients from getting the treatments they need.

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our communities and our donors, Susan G. Komen Upstate New York is able to offer assistance to breast cancer patients struggling with the financial burden of  treatment through our Affiliate Treatment Assistance Program.

By helping to bridge the gap for patients actively undergoing breast cancer treatment, we aim to provide limited financial assistance, education and support services throughout our service area.

Financial assistance is available for breast cancer treatment expenses such as:

  • Oral pain medication
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy
  • Child care/elder care
  • Transportation to and from treatment
  • Lymphedema care and supplies
  • Durable medical equipment.

At this time, the Treatment Assistance Program does not cover costs associated with screening or diagnostics.

Funding can help patients of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to patients who meet predetermined eligibility criteria, including proof of active treatment and an income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Patients in active treatment are eligible to receive funds via the program every twelve months.

To see if you or a loved one qualifies for Komen Upstate New York’s Treatment Assistance Program, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) and press #2 for the breast care helpline or email

Patients should expect to receive documents to verify diagnosis/treatment. Once documents are returned, award packets are typically sent within one week of eligibility verification.


The Komen Upstate New York Treatment Assistance Program is funded through the generosity of our donors. If you are interested in making a gift to fund this program specifically, please call Executive Director, Andrea Moran, at 716.389.1161 or email


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Download our Komen Upstate New York Treatment Assistance Program Flyer (English or Spanish)