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Desert Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting residents in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities who need financial assistance in obtaining screening, diagnosis and treatment for cancer and allied diseases.

What We Do

Desert Cancer Foundation was founded more than two decades ago to pay for treatment of cancer patients who lack insurance or sufficient funds to pay for their medical care. Desert Cancer Foundation works with the support of local healthcare professionals. Program applicants are individually reviewed by a patient assistance committee, which includes volunteer medical professionals, medical social workers and a medical financial counselor. The primary consideration for acceptance in the Desert Cancer Foundation program is a demonstrated need for financial assistance to obtain local cancer treatment. Since inception, Desert Cancer Foundation has paid for cancer related screening, diagnosis and treatment valued at more than 56.5 million dollars. Desert Cancer Foundation serves residents of all ages and ethnic groups in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas.

For Patient Assistance Program inquiries or to receive an application please call (760) 773-6554 or email info@desertcancerfoundation.org.

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“Cancer is a word
not a sentence.”
- John Diamond