• Are there resources out there to help pay for chemo drugs? Even with insurance, I think this is going to cost us a small fortune.

    Asked by kelley_gleason on Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Are there resources out there to help pay for chemo drugs? Even with insurance, I think this is going to cost us a small fortune.

    Everolimus or Afinitor for Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      You should look carefully at your insurance coverage to determine exactly what the pay for and what you have to pay. In my case if the chemo is adminestered in the hospital it is covered 100% subject to the anually deductable (I pay 20% of all expenses up to $2000 out of pocket fdor a year). If I get pills and use the mail in pharmacy it costs me $60 for a three months supply of name brand drugs and $30 for generics. If I use the local pharmacy I pay $30 oe 30% which ever is more. So knowing what exactly is covered makes sense for all of us cancer patients. If you find that your out of pocket is still too high then try contacting the drug company or the ACS as there are programs to help with co pays. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Here's a link to a website that list organizations that provide financial aide and prescription co-pay grants. https://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/co-payment_programs#CC

      over 3 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Hello. Well I have a good place to start for you. The Lustgarten Foundation has a decent page with a list of resources, and if you cannot find help there, please reach out to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network "PALS" at http://www.pancan.org/ to see if they can offer advice.

      Here is the list from the Lustgarten Foundation http://www.lustgarten.org/patientmedicalexpenses

      over 3 years ago
    • chargerdeb's Avatar

      I hear you on that. My husband had his first chemo treatment & with insurance it was just under $500!

      over 3 years ago
    • rdd's Avatar

      Afinitor call Pano-1-866-884-5906.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tenshi25's Avatar

      Hello! My mom is back on Afinitor and even with insurance it is EXPENSIVE! We found a site that could help pay co-pays to get through the initial doughnut hole until it is met..something is better than nothing! It is called Cancer Center Co-pay. Anyone reading this, please check it out, it may help some of the burden for you and families!! :)

      over 3 years ago

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