AmberforSteve's Journey with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 1 year ago, Male, Age: 38, Stage IIIB, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    5 months ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    How is this possible!!!!??? $35,000 for a months supply of medication! These new medications are meant to replace chemotherapy. Tagrisso and Tabrecta. He has Tri-Care insurance as he is a retired Marine but it seems that stage 3/4 are not covered? He makes great money but it is still depleting rapidly with all of the hospital visits, labs, chemo, medications, surgery...This year alone he has spent 70,000 on medications alone. What do we do?

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  2. 2
    5 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    His cancer has spread to his adrenal glands and he is scheduled for surgery mid May. We cannot get him his surgery until he pays off the 150,000 dollar balance from February through now. We will make it happen but then what comes next?

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