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... 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)
... That's a really hard question. How low down? ... (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)

... 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. ... (8 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)
... 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)
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Feb 17, 2007
... I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I am going thru about the same thing with my dad. His cancer was a little more advanced then your mom's when we found it three years ago. He had surgery and chemotherapy. ... (1 replies)
... I'm so sorry to hear of your father's illness. The biggest question is "what does your dad want to do? ... (8 replies)
... I am assumming that you are talking about the US in terms of the cost of medical care...it's amazing just how costly it is but I am convinced it is all due to the excessive lawsuits... ... (80 replies)




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