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Bladder Cancer

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Program Status

Open – We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.



Assistance Amount

$3,400 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The patient must be getting treatment for bladder cancer.
  2. The patient must have Medicare health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product.   
  3. The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications.
  4. The patient’s income must fall at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  5. The patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
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  • Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound)
  • Adriamycin (doxorubicin hcl)
  • Adrucil (fluorouracil)
  • Alimta (pemetrexed disodium)
  • Balversa (erdafitinib)
  • Bavencio (avelumab)
  • Bcg (tice Strain) (bcg live)
  • Bcg Vaccine (tice Strain) (bcg vaccine, live/pf)
  • Carboplatin (carboplatin)
  • Cisplatin (cisplatin)
  • Docefrez (docetaxel)
  • Docetaxel (docetaxel)
  • Doxil (doxorubicin hcl pegylated liposomal)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl (doxorubicin hcl)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl Liposome (doxorubicin hcl pegylated liposomal)
  • Etoposide (etoposide)
  • Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)
  • Gemcitabine Hcl (gemcitabine hcl)
  • Gemzar (gemcitabine hcl)
  • Ifex (ifosfamide)
  • Ifosfamide (ifosfamide)
  • Ifosfamide-mesna (ifosfamide/mesna)
  • Imfinzi (durvalumab)
  • Keytruda (pembrolizumab)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (leucovorin calcium)
  • Lipodox (doxorubicin hcl pegylated liposomal)
  • Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)
  • Mitomycin (mitomycin)
  • Mitomycin-sterile Water (mitomycin)
  • Opdivo (nivolumab)
  • Oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin)
  • Paclitaxel (paclitaxel)
  • Taxotere (docetaxel)
  • Tecentriq (atezolizumab)
  • Tepadina (thiotepa)
  • Thiotepa (thiotepa)
  • Trexall (methotrexate sodium)
  • Valrubicin (valrubicin)
  • Valstar (valrubicin)
  • Vinblastine Sulfate (vinblastine sulfate)
  • Xatmep (methotrexate)

Diagnosis Codes:

ICD-10: C67.0, C67.1, C67.2, C67.3, C67.4, C67.5, C67.6, C67.7, C67.8, C67.9


About the Disease:

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer with abnormal, uncontrolled growth in the cells of the bladder. It affects the exocrine system. Subtypes include transitional cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma.


Source: National Institutes of Health