Links You May Find Helpful

Here you will find a variety of resources that may help you during a melanoma diagnosis or search for additional information about melanoma.

Educational, Support and Other Melanoma Organizations

While the MRF is the largest independent research organization devoted to melanoma, there are many organizations and foundations involved in the fight against melanoma. Please visit our friends at:

Financial Assistance

The following are options for financial assistance from government agencies, organizations and other programs that provide resources for cancer patients and their families.

If a patient has insurance but still can’t pay:

If patient does not have insurance:

Travel Assistance

Though some airlines offer compassionate airfare, similar to bereavement airfare, the following organizations help people in need seek free air transportation to specialized health care facilities.


Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65 and people of all ages with end-stage renal disease.

Melanoma Recordings

View and listen to recordings of previous melanoma educational events.

Lodging Assistance

Many hotels near cancer centers and major healthcare facilities offer discounts to patients. Below is a list of housing resources for patients and their families when they travel for medical treatment. Please contact the treatment centers directly via their websites or toll-free numbers for more information.

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