What is cancer
During our lifetime, our body normally makes new cells and breaks down old cells. Sometimes cells may grow or divide too much or are not broken down enough, leading to tumors and potentially cancer. Cancers can start in cells in the organs of our bodies, known as solid tumors and include cancers such as lung or skin, or cancer can start in cells in our blood, leading to leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Cancer treatment depends on the location(s) and number of tumors, stage of cancer, genetic changes, and more.1
How common is cancer
Nearly 2 million people are projected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2023 in the US. As many as 1 and 3 people will have a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, followed by breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer.2
What screening is recommended for cancer
Screening is available for certain types of cancers, which can help prevent or reduce the severity of cancer. Screening varies depending on the type of cancer and personal risk factors. For the latest information on when and how to get screened, please visit:
Questions regarding your cancer therapy
You can reach the Accredo oncology care team, anytime, day or night, seven days a week.
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Accredo, a specialty pharmacy, dispenses specialty cancer medications including (but not limited to):
Accredo also dispenses traditional chemotherapy medications as well as supportive care medications ordered by your prescriber that are not listed above.
Financing Your Care
Financial assistance coordination may be available to help with your medication costs, including manufacturer and community programs. Accredo representatives are available to help find a program that may work for you. Here is a list of some of the organizations that may be able to provide financial assistance for cancer treatment:
- Accessia Health (formally Patient Services Inc)
- Cancer Care
- Healthwell Foundation
- Good Days (Chronic Disease Fund)
- Patient Access Network Foundation
- Patient Advocate Foundation Funds – Co-Pay Relief
- The Assistance Fund
Life-saving specialty medication can be expensive. Learn how the Accredo teams help individuals find ways to afford the medication they need to survive in this video.
There are many organizations that support research and advocacy for cancer. See below for a few of those organizations
Cancer Support Organizations
- American Cancer Society
- American Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
- Children's Oncology Group
- National Cancer Institute
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Resources
Meet the Team
Accredo’s oncology care team is dedicated to serving you and we understand the complexity of your condition. Our specialty-trained clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any questions.
Why We Do It
Accredo supports patients with chronic and complex conditions and helps them live their best life. Watch our video to learn why we do what we do for our patients.