Skin Cancer Treatment Cost

The cost of cancer treatment depends on multiple factors related to the melanoma’s size, depth and location. One study revealed that the average treatment costs for skin cancers range from $1,732 for stage I to $56,059 for stage IV.

According to the CDC, the overall annual cost for treating melanoma has grown faster than the costs for all other cancers combined, and the annual cost of treating new patients with melanoma is projected to be $1.6 billion by 2030.

Common Out of Pocket Costs for Skin Cancer

Below is a list of common treatments and their estimated costs before insurance

Associated costs of skin cancer treatment

How Much Does a Skin Cancer Screening Cost?

 A recent multi-year study found that the average cost for a skin cancer screening was $150, answering the question of how much does a skin cancer screening cost without insurance. You may also be able to arrange for a free skin cancer screening through organizations like the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Fundraising for Skin Cancer

It’s impossible to gauge the full cost of fighting skin cancer. This fight can cost you energy, some of your plans for the future, personal goals, and even relationships—and that’s before you add in the financial cost.

No matter your insurance, out-of-pocket skin cancer treatment costs can add up and take a big toll. Finding melanoma financial assistance for cancer treatment, procedures, therapy, rehabilitation, and long-term health care can be an added source of stress for patients and their families.

When you turn to Help Hope Live as your community-based fundraising source, you’ll find everything you need to start fundraising for cancer expenses. Together, we can raise funds to assist you with your unmet medical expenses and related costs from living with skin cancer. 

Which Costs Can Fundraising for Skin Cancer Help With?

Skin cancer medical expenses associated with procedures, rehabilitation and therapy, and long-term health care will vary depending on the situation. Regardless of the specifics, the expenses can add up quickly for patients and their families. Finding financial support for skin cancer treatments can be a burden–but Help Hope Live can help!

Help Hope Live is your community-based fundraising source to assist with the unmet medical expenses and related costs that can result from living with skin cancer.

  • Health insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-payments
  • Medications
  • Transportation for treatment
  • Air ambulance for emergency visits
  • Relocation or moving expenses for treatment
  • Temporary housing due to relocation
  • Mileage, tolls, and parking fees for medical visits
  • Lodging expenses for patient and support person
  • Hospital telephone and television privileges
  • Uninsured cancer-related procedures
  • Home modification related to the diagnosis
  • Home health care services
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Turn to Help Hope Live for Skin Cancer Financial Assistance

Fundraising can help with the out-of-pocket cost of skin cancer. Through community-based fundraising, our nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping you raise funds for the medical expenses associated with surgery or ongoing support for skin cancer.

How Does Fundraising for Skin Cancer Work?

The fundraising process with our nonprofit starts with a few simple steps:

  1. Complete a short campaign request at
  2. We will contact you if community-based fundraising is a possible option
  3. You’ll be paired with a Client Services Coordinator
  4. Your Coordinator will provide you with one-on-one fundraising help, including personalized materials and guidance on rallying your community, sharing your story on social media, reaching out to the press, planning in-person or virtual fundraising events, and much more

How Is Help Hope Live Different from GoFundMe?

Help Hope Live differs from GoFundMe by:

  • Verifying your medical need for complete donor confidence
  • Enabling donations that are tax deductible
  • Providing one-on-one fundraising help
  • Managing all funds raised to protect your state-based benefits (funds raised are not considered personal income/assets to you)
  • Paying bills directly allows you to focus on treatment and recovery

We are a nonprofit organization with more than four decades of fundraising experience and a 4-star Charity Navigator rating.

Does Community-Based Fundraising Work?

Here are some Help Hope Live medical fundraising success stories:

skin cancer patients that fundraise with help hope live to pay medical expenses

“Help Hope Live manages the funds and ensures fiscal accountability.”

Kristoffer Kristensen lived through a left pelvis, leg, and hip amputation due to a rare bone cancer diagnosis. He lost his job, mobility, and much of his independence. Kristoffer has raised over $10,600 with Help Hope Live so far with personalized fundraising assistance at every step, including fundraiser planning help, successful press outreach, and customized materials. He posts regular video Updates on his Campaign Page about his experiences.

“Help when you don’t know where to turn to or what to do about a mountain of bills related to health care.”

In a 2020 survey, Help Hope Live clients called our trusted medical fundraising “a life changer” that provides “less worries, which optimizes health”.


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Cancer treatments

Ready to Get Started?

If you choose to fundraise with our nonprofit, here’s how the process will look:

1. APPLY for assistance

2. YOU’LL BE PAIRED with a Client Services Coordinator

3. YOUR COORDINATOR will provide you with one-on-one fundraising help, including personalized fundraising materials and guidance on how to rally your community, share your story on social media, reach out to the press, plan in-person or virtual fundraising events, and more.

Need Other Financial Help Options?

For alternatives to fundraising, you can find information on a variety of cancer financial assistance options. Please view our Catastrophic Illness Resource Directory for insight into sources of direct financial aid, support groups, and other resources for cancer patients and their families.