Cancer Support

Overview

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:

Cancer.org

Skincancer.org


Questions regarding your cancer therapy

You can reach the Accredo oncology care team, anytime, day or night, seven days a week.

24-hour Customer Service Center

877-732-3431

Medications

Accredo, a specialty pharmacy, dispenses specialty cancer medications including (but not limited to):

Medication Manufacturer
Abraxane® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) Celgene Corp.
Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Afinitor® (everolimus) Novartis
Alecensa® (alectinib) Genentech, Inc.
Alymsys® (bevacizumab-maly) Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) Amgen Inc.
Arranon® (nelarabine) GlaxoSmithKline
Arzerra® (ofatumumab) Novartis
Avastin® (bevacizumab) Genentech, Inc.
Belrapzo® (bendamustine) Eagle Pharmaceuticals
Bendeka® (bendamustine HCl) Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Besponsa® (inotuzumab ozogamicin) Pfizer
Bosulif® (bosutinib) Pfizer
Braftovi® (encorafenib) Pfizer Inc.
Cabometyx® (cabozantinib) Exelixis, Inc
Columvi™ (glofitamab) Genentech, Inc.
Cometriq® (cabozantinib) Exelixis, Inc
Cotellic™ (cobimetinib) Genentech USA, Inc
Cyramza® (ramucirumab) Eli Lilly and Company
Dacogen® (decitabine) Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc
Darzalex Faspro™ (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Darzalex™ (daratumumab) Janssen Biotech, Inc
Daurismo™ (glasdegib) Pfizer
deferiprone Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
Doptelet® (avatrombopag) Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eligard® (leuprolide acetate) Tolmar Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Empliciti™ (elotuzumab) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Enhertu® (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) AstraZeneca, Diachii Sankyo
Epogen® (epoetin alfa) Amgen
Erbitux® (cetuximab) Lilly USA
Erivedge™ (vismodegib) Genentech USA,Inc
Erleada™ (apalutamide) Janssen
Exjade® (deferasirox) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Firmagon® (degarelix) Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Folotyn™ (pralatrexate) Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Fulphila™ (pegfilgrastim-jmdb) Mylan
Gavreto™ (pralsetinib) Genentech, Inc.
Gazyva® (obinutuzumab) Genentech, Inc
Gilotrif® (afatinib) Boehringer Ingelheim
Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) Novartis
Granix® (tbo-filgrastim) Cephalon, Inc
Halaven® (eribulin mesylate) Eisai Inc
Herceptin Hylecta™ (trastuzumab and hyaluronidase-oysk) Genentech, Inc.
Herceptin® (trastuzumab) Genentech USA, Inc
Herzuma® (trastuzumab-pkrb) Teva Pharmaceuticals
Hycamtin® (topotecan injection) Novartis
Hycamtin® Oral (topotecan) Novartis
Ibrance® (palbociclib) Pfizer
Idhifa® (enasidenib) Celgene Corporation
Imfinzi® (durvalumab) AstraZeneca
Imjudo® (tremelimumab) AstraZeneca
Inlyta® (axitinib) Pfizer
Inqovi® (decitabine and cedazuridine) Taiho
Inrebic® (fedratinib) Celgene Corp.
Iressa® (gefitinib) AstraZeneca
Istodax® (romidepsin) Celgene Corporation
Ixempra™ (ixabepilone) R-PHARM US
Jadenu Sprinkles® (DEFERASIROX Sprinkles) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Jadenu® (deferasirox) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) Incyte Corporation
Jaypirca™ (pirtobrutinib) Eli Lilly
Jemperli (dostarlimab-gxly) GSK
Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) Sanofi-aventis U.S
Kadcyla™ (ado_trastuzumab) Genentech USA, Inc
Kanjinti™ (trastuzumab-anns) Amgen
Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) Merck & Co., Inc.
Kisqali® (ribociclib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Kisqali® Femara® Co-pack (ribociclib, letrozole) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) Amgen Inc
Lenvima® (lenvatinib) Eisai, Inc
Leukine® (sargramostim) Partner Therapeutics, Inc
Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil) TAIHO ONCOLOGY, INC
Lorbrena® (lorlatinib) Pfizer
Lumakras™ (sotorasib) Amgen
Lunsumio™ (mosunetuzumab) Genentech, Inc.
Lupron Depot® (leuprolide acetate) Abbvie Inc
Lynparza™ (olaparib) AstraZeneca
Mekinist® (trametinib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Mektovi® (binimetinib) Pfizer Inc.
Mozobil™ (plerixafor) Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Mulpleta® (lusutrombopag) Shionogi, Inc.
Mvasi™ (bevacizumab-awwb) Amgen
Mylotarg™ (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) Pfizer
Nerlynx™ (neratinib) Puma Biotechnology, Inc
Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Amgen Inc.
Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Onpro® kit Amgen Inc.
Neupogen® (filgrastim) Amgen Inc
Nexavar® (sorafenib) Bayer
Ninlaro® (ixazomib) Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Nivestym® (filgrastim-aafi) Pfizer
Novantrone® (mitoxantrone) EMD Serono, Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Nplate™ (romiplostim) Amgen Inc
Nubeqa® (darolutamide) Bayer
Nyvepria™ (pegfilgrastim-apgf) Pfizer
Odomzo® (sonidegib) Sun Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ogivri™ (trastuzumab-dkst) Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Onureg® (azacitidine) Celgene Corp.
Opdivo® (nivolumab) Bristol‑Myers Squibb Company
Opdualag™ (nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw) Bristol Myers Squibb
PadCev® (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) Seagen Inc.
Pazopanib Apotex
Pegasys® (peginterferon alfa-2a) Genentech, Inc.
Perjeta™ (pertuzumab) Genentech , Inc
Phesgo™ (pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and hyaluronidase-zzxf) Genentech
Piqray® (alpelisib) Novartis
Polivy™ (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq) Genentech
Pomalyst® (pomalidomide)‎ Celgene Corp
Portrazza® (necitumumab) Eli Lilly & Co
Procrit® (epoetin alfa) Janssen Biotech, Inc
Proleukin® (aldesleukin) Prometheus Laboratories, Inc
Promacta® (eltrombopag) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Releuko® (filgrastim-ayow) Kashiv BioSciences, LLC
Retacrit™ (epoetin alfa-ebpx) Pfizer
Retevmo™ (selpercatinib) Eli Lilly
Revlimid® (lenalidomide) Celgene Corp
Riabni™ (Rituximab-arrx) Amgen Inc.
Rituxan Hycela™ (rituximab hyaluronidase) Genentech, Inc
Rituxan® (rituximab) Genentech, Inc. and Biogen Inc.
Rozlytrek® (entrectinib) Genentech, Inc.
Rubraca® (rucaparib) Clovis Oncology
Ruxience™ (rituximab-pvvr) Pfizer
Rybrevant™ (amivantamab-vmjw) Janssen
Rydapt® (midostaurin) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Sandostatin LAR® (octreotide acetate) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Sandostatin® (octreotide acetate) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Scemblix® (asciminib) asciminib
Sprycel® (dasatinib) Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
Stimufend® (pegfilgrastim-fpgk) Fresenius Kabi
Stivarga® (regorafenib) Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Sutent® (sunitinib malate) Pfizer Inc
Sylvant® (siltuximab) Janssen Biotech, Inc
Tabrecta™ (capmatinib) Novartis
Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Tagrisso® (osimertinib) AstraZeneca
Talzenna® (talazoparib) Pfizer
Tarceva® (erlotinib) Genentech, Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Targretin® (bexarotene) Eisai Inc
Tasigna® (nilotinib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) Genentech, Inc
Temodar® IV (temozolomide) Merck & Co., Inc
Temodar® Oral (temozolomide) Merck & Co., Inc
Thalomid® (thalidomide) Celgene Corporation
Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for injection) Genzyme Corp
Tivdak™ (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) Seagen Inc.
Torisel® (temsirolimus) Pfizer Inc
Trazimera™ (trastuzumab-qyyp) Pfizer Inc.
Treanda® (bendamustine hydrochloride) Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc
Truxima® (rituximab-abbs) Teva Pharmaceuticals
Tykerb® (lapatinib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Udenyca™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) Coherus BioSciences
Valchlor® (mechlorethamine) Helsinn Therapeutics US, Inc.
Vectibix® (panitumumab) Amgen, Inc
Velcade® (bortezomib) Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Verzenio™ (abemaciclib) Eli Lilly & Co
Vidaza® (azacitidine) Celgene Corp
Vitrakvi® (larotrectinib) Bayer
Vizimpro® (dacomitinib) Pfizer
Votrient™ (pazopanib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Xalkori® (crizotinib) Pfizer Inc
Xeloda® (capecitabine) Genentech, Inc
Xgeva™ (denosumab) Amgen, Inc.
Xtandi® (enzalutamide) Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Medivation, Inc
Yervoy™ (ipilimumab) Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
Yonsa® (abiraterone acetate) Sun Pharma
Zaltrap® (ziv_aflibercept) Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Zarxio® (filgrastim-sndz) Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zejula® (niraparib) GSK, Inc.
Zelboraf™ (vemurafenib) Genentech, Inc.
Ziextenzo™ (pegfilgrastim-bmez) Sandoz
Zirabev® (bevacizumab-bvzr) Pfizer
Zoladex® (goserelin) AstraZeneca
Zolinza® (vorinostat) Merck & Co., Inc
Zometa® (zoledronic acid) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Zydelig® (idelalisib) Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Zykadia® (ceritinib) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) Janssen Biotech, Inc

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:


Financial Guidance

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.

Find Support

There are many organizations that support research and advocacy for cancer. See below for a few of those organizations

Cancer Support Organizations

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.

Why We Do It video transcript

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