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Limited assistance is available to offset the out-of-pocket costs of risk-reducing surgeries.

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Risk-Reducing Surgeries

FORCE does not provide financial assistance. However, we are happy to share these resources. Contact the following organizations to learn about your eligibility. 

  • Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation provides grants to offset the costs of breast reconstructive surgery for women in need.
  • Federally qualified health centers (“Community Health Centers”) are a resource for anyone who needs financial assistance with their health and preventive care. 
  • Hill-Burton facilities provide free or reduced-cost health services not covered by a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid to people with limited income.
  • Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable healthcare for people who have Medicare.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation provides case managers who help identify financial assistance programs and resources for those facing challenges.
  • Triage Cancer offers tools and resources to help individuals cope with the financial aspects of cancer risk and diagnosis.

Tips for finding assistance

If your health insurer denies coverage of risk-reducing surgery or breast reconstruction, visit the Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance.

Many hospitals and oncology practices have nurse navigators, social workers or financial counselors who can help identify financial assistance and other resources. If you have a cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible for assistance through programs focused on treatment. Visit our cancer treatment financial resources to learn more.

Additional local and state resources may be available.