Limited assistance is available for prophylactic surgery

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

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. See our list of cancer treatment resources for more information.


  • Visit the FORCE Research Study Search tool for information on hereditary cancer research studies that may cover certain risk-reducing interventions. 

  • If your insurance company denies coverage of recommended treatment, visit the Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance and resources.