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Bone Metastases

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Program Status

Currently Closed – We are no longer accepting or processing applications for new or renewal patients.


The PAN Foundation’s Bone Metastases fund is currently closed. As of May 22, 2019, HealthWell is accepting applications.


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Assistance Amount

$1,900 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 bone metastases.
  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 400% 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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  • Actonel (risedronate sodium)
  • Alendronate Sodium (alendronate sodium)
  • Atelvia (risedronate sodium)
  • Boniva (ibandronate sodium)
  • Fosamax (alendronate sodium)
  • Ibandronate Sodium (ibandronate sodium)
  • Metastron (strontium-89 chloride)
  • Pamidronate Disodium (pamidronate disodium)
  • Prolia (denosumab)
  • Quadramet (samarium sm 153 lexidronam)
  • Reclast (zoledronic acid in mannitol and water for injection)
  • Risedronate Sodium (risedronate sodium)
  • Xgeva (denosumab)
  • Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride)
  • Zoledronic Acid (zoledronic acid)
  • Zometa (zoledronic acid)

Diagnosis Codes:

ICD-10: C79.51


About the Disease:

Bone metastases, also known as bone mets, is a type of cancer that occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. It affects the skeletel system.


Source: National Institutes of Health