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... LAR surgery costs more than colon surgery higher up. Do you know if the surgery is an LAR? ... (8 replies)
... aw is dying at this very moment from colon cancer. Some of the people who have been around here awhile might remember me talking about him. The second time the cancer returned they just could not get rid of it. And he has been literally starving to death on hospice for 2 months now waiting to die. ... (8 replies)
... Please can someone give me a ballpark figure on how much the surgery to remove a tumor in the lower part of the colon would run? ... (8 replies)

... Colon cancer is a definite killer that is to be taken seriously. A low grade report is a Godsend. It means that you are a great candidate for getting all of the cancer removed and avoiding a slow death from spreading cancer, which used to be the only option. ... (7 replies)
... My suggestion to you, like everyone else here has said, is worry about your health first! Next, go to the business office of the hospital and ask to speak with someone who can help you work out the finances. Most hospitals have someone that can guide you through applying for Medicaid and other programs that are in place for patients that cannot afford the health care they... (8 replies)
... So sorry to hear you are in such a dilemma. Boy do we take our health service for granted over here. All we do is moan and groan about how badly run it is and spread awful stories about it in the media, but I don't know what we would do without it. Everyone runs down our country, especially us, but I'm thankful my husband is being taken care of by the good old NHS! I do... (8 replies)
... I think she was referring to right now before they incur the financial hit. Of course group health insurance through employment is available as she said .There are also other ways to find help through the hospitals charity care assistance if you qualify. You probably can qualify for medicare in the short term. All that can be worked out after treatment . (8 replies)
... I would like to add that you CAN get health insurance after diagnosis after 6 months of treatment completion (i.e., chemotherapy). I know because my husband went through it and I started a new job with health insurance which included his coverage. so it depends on the scenario. There are things to check into and I wish you the very best in your recovery. Worry first about... (8 replies)
... That is a very hard question,you need to talk with the hospitals financial assistance to get a estimate which is just that and not including the surgeons ,and other parties involved. I saw an estimate for $25-40k for a basic LAR without complications. Then you have to figure in your hospital stay of 5-7 days. It is very expensive . With chemo and all your looking at... (8 replies)
... Speak to a social worker at the hospital. They should not turn anyone down with a serious condition. The social worker may be able to help with medicare or medicade or something like that. Good luck to you. (8 replies)
... Hi Coogan. I recently completed my chemo and radiation in Seattle at the Swedish Cancer Institute. They are exceptional and their protocol for dealing with cancer is years ahead of many other facilities. Mine was rectal cancer Stage 1 but will require an ostomy when I have surgery in March. ... (8 replies)
... Hi Coogan. I recently completed my chemo and radiation in Seattle at the Swedish Cancer Institute. They are exceptional and their protocol for dealing with cancer is years ahead of many other facilities. Mine was rectal cancer Stage 1 but will require an ostomy when I have surgery in March. ... (8 replies)
... y for colonoscopies for people over 50. If your doctor determines that it is necessary for you to have one sooner due to GI problems or a family history of colon cancer it should also be covered. I am 42 years old. Several months ago I had cramping and a little bit of bleeding. ... (3 replies)
... I took it upon myself to find a board certified by the ACS in Colon Rectal surgery in the DC area, I live in Southern Maryland. ... (12 replies)
... I'm so glad your surgery went well and sorry for the diagnosis but it sounds like everything was relatively contained. At least now you know what you're dealing with. I, too, had a temp. ... (8 replies)
... you have to join the waiting list. This is a hot potato here in the UK as waiting times vary from district to district and depending on what you need done. For cancer suspects there is a fast track of two weeks and this works well. If you need a hip replacement you may have to wait a year, sometimes more. ... (5 replies)
... of our taxable income for the privelage but for that we have full hospital coverage which involves a 6 month wait for elective surgery but for things like this everything is basically immediate. ... (5 replies)
... the surgery, treatment, scans are the following day if necessary. However, if you do not have insurance then it is really difficult and, even if you do, there is cost to the patient. Worst of all, though, is the fact that not all treatments are available here so travelling to the US adds a great cost.... ... (5 replies)
... From the first visit to the doctor, concerned about rectal bleeding, to the time of my second surgery was less than 5 months. 1 month recuperation then into 6 months of chemo with 5 weeks of radiation accompanying the chemo. ... (5 replies)
... Mine does. Keep the receipes though since this is medical expenses and, at least in Canada, any cost not covered by insurance is a tax write off. ... (6 replies)




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