Bigkev51's Journey with Kidney Cancer

Patient: Kidney Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Male, Age: 60

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    • Bigkev51
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    I found out I had cancerous tumor on the left kidney early august 2011. Then they did the surgery to remove the tumor on September 1, 2011. At that point I could not work. I am a self employed construction contractor and could projects. I was turned down for everything we applied for. After losing my phone and apartment I ended up homeless for about 30 days. I had not been in contact with the hospital or Idaho urologic during that time. Eventually I found a temporary place to live and updated my contact information with the hospital and Idaho urologic. Then I had my ct scans and blood work checkup set up for 6 months no mention I needed to pay anything yet. Idaho urologic completed the tests, no mention of payments at that point either. I showed up for the results evaluation appointment at the front counter and I was met with a very rude receptionist who informed me per Dr. Joseph Howard Williams orders they would not share my results unless I paid $130 up front for the consultation. It was humiliating and embarrassing this happened in front of a full lobby of people. I had to borrow $10 in gas to even go to the appointment. So now I don't know my results, I don't know if I still have cancer, and don't know where to turn at this point. I need to know my results to know where I go from here... This doesn't seem legal that they can do this... I had no notice or knowledge that they required payment then, after doing so much work before... I need help

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