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Komen Treatment Assistance Program

Are you struggling with the financial burden of breast cancer treatment? We’re here to help.


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Financial hardships shouldn’t keep patients from getting the treatments they need, that’s why we created the Komen Treatment Assistance Program. We know medical treatments and care can be expensive, but there are additional costs that can prevent an individual from receiving the treatment they need.

Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline


1-877 GO KOMEN (465-6636)

Monday – Friday 9 a.m – 10 p.m. ET

  • Press #2 for our Breast Care Helpline.
  • Ask for information about the Treatment Assistance Program.
  • Se habla español.

Email: helpline@komen.org

Learn more about our Breast Care Helpline.

Treatment Assistance



Eligibility Criteria – Applicant must:
  • Currently in treatment for breast cancer,
  • Have a current annual household income at or below 300% FPL (see table below),
  • Reside in the United States or a US Territory,
  • Not received an award in the past 12 months.
Program Overview
  • Award amount is based on current stage of cancer. Patients with metastatic (Stage IV) breast cancer will receive $500; patients with earlier-stage breast cancer (Stage 0 to III) will receive $300.
  • Cancer stage must be stated on the applicant’s medical provider letter (see application for complete list of requirements).
  • Awards may be used for breast cancer treatment related expenses such as:
    • Rent/Housing
    • Utilities/Bills
    • Side-effect management medication (e.g. pain, anti-nausea, etc.)
    • Child care/elder care
    • Oral treatment medication (e.g. chemotherapy, hormone therapy, etc.)
    • Transportation to and from treatment
    • Durable medical equipment (e.g. oxygen tank, walker, etc.)
    • Lymphedema care and supplies
    • Food or groceries
    • Palliative care
    • Home health care

Persons in Family/Household 300% of the 2021 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
48 Contiguous States and D.C. Hawaii Alaska
1 $38,640 $44,460 $48,270
2 $52,260 $60,120 $65,310
3 $65,880 $75,780 $82,350
4 $79,500 $91,440 $99,390
5 $93,120 $107,100 $116,430
6 $106,740 $122,760 $133,470
7 $120,360 $138,420 $150,510
8 $133,980 $154,080 $167,550
250% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Line (FPL)
Persons in Family/Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Hawaii Alaska
1 $31,900 $36,700 $39,875
2 $43,100 $49,575 $53,875
3 $54,300 $62,450 $67,875
4 $65,500 $75,325 $81,875
5 $76,700 $88,200 $95,875
6 $87,900 $101,075 $109,875
7 $99,100 $113,950 $123,875
8 $110,300 $126,825 $137,875

Application Options



1.Call Komen’s Breast Care Helpline at 1-877-GO-KOMEN (465-6636). A Komen Helpline specialist can determine if you are eligible and walk you through the application over the phone.

We can be reached from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

1-877 GO KOMEN (465-6636)

(Habla en Espanol.)

2.Download an application and apply.


  • Confirm eligibility.
  • Download a treatment assistance application now.
  • Email your complete application to TreatmentAssistance@Komen.org

    OR mail your print application to

    Susan G. Komen
    ATTN: Treatment Assistance Program
    13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889,
    Dallas, TX 75380