Co-pays for medication can be staggeringly expensive. The good news? There is help. Here are four excellent resources to get you started. In most cases, a simple application over the phone can give you approval within minutes. Chronic Disease Fund 877-968-7233 #0 www.cdfund.org Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 877-557-2672 www.lls.org Patient Access Network Foundation 866-316-7263 www.panfoundation.org Celgene Patient Support 800-931-8691 www.celgenepatientsupport.com
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Lizzy Smith was diagnosed with myeloma in 2012 at age 44. Within days, she left her job, ended her marriage, moved, and entered treatment. "To the extent I'm able, I want to prove that despite life's biggest challenges, it is possible to survive and come out stronger than ever," she says.