Right Action for Women (RAW), www.rightactionforwomen.org, founded by actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, offers a financial assistance program to help young women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening. Together with the Cancer Support Community (CSC), www.cancersupportcommunity.org and Patient Services, Inc. (PSI), Right Action for Women has created a partnership to bring financial support to young women who are facing the risk of early breast cancer as a result of a genetic predisposition.
* Right Action for Women is a sponsored program of New Venture Fund, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Who can apply?
Assistance is only for those that are undiagnosed or no longer have breast cancer and have been prescribed an MRI based upon a family or personal history of breast cancer, those who have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation, are genetically susceptibility to malignant neoplasm of breast, or those who were treated with therapeutic radiation for cancer prior to age 30. You are eligible to apply for assistance regardless of insurance status. Income is limited to 400 percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Approved assistance has a limit of up to $1,500 per MRI occurrence during a 6 month time period.*
*This assistance is only for patients that are undiagnosed or no longer have breast cancer and have been prescribed an MRI based upon a family or personal history of breast cancer, have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation, or genetically susceptibility to malignant neoplasm of breast. If you have a current diagnosis of breast cancer or your MRI is not to screen for breast cancer, your test cannot be covered through PSI assistance in this program. For information about how breast and ovarian cancer can be linked please visit www.rightactionforwomen.org.
How do I get started?
Apply online today!
Patient Service Representatives (PSRs) are available at 1 (800) 366-7741 to help answer questions about the application process. All of the information you provide to PSI is strictly confidential and will be used for its intended purpose only.
Completed applications are usually processed within 5 business days or less. Once a determination has been made, you will be notified by PSI. If at any time you have questions or need help completing the application, you may call us at 1 (800) 366-7741.