• i need physical therapy to deal with contractures in axillary area from radiation but i cant afford it where can i find help

    Asked by Mrsh on Sunday, February 17, 2013

    i need physical therapy to deal with contractures in axillary area from radiation but i cant afford it where can i find help

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Do you have medical insurance? My radiology oncologist referred me for physical therapy rehab and my insurance paid for it.

      about 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      CAll the AMC in your area and see what financial resources are available. Work with a therapist to see what reduced fees can be worked out...

      about 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar
      AlizaMLS

      Hi Mrsh,

      nancyjac's right! Your insurance co (if you have insurance) would be the first place I'd start. Other than that, I'd try several avenues (off the top of my head) and they include - The American Cancer Society and Cancer Care (which offers stipends to people with cancer having financial difficulties).

      You may also wish to hold a fundraiser (there are ways to do this on Facebook) and through your Church, Synagogue, Mosque. There are also grants given to people from certain ethnic communities so it will require a bit of research on your part, but it's not impossible.

      Wishing you the best of luck,
      AlizaMLS

      about 4 years ago
    • CountryGirl's Avatar
      CountryGirl

      My surgeon advised me to put a towel over the shower rod and pull down with alternating arms to increase the flexibility in this area. I also did some yoga moves starting with downward facing dog. I'm two years past surgery but still stretch that area every day. Mostly, I alternately punch my fists in the air. It still tightens if I don't work it a little.

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Here's a link to a site that lists organizations that offer grants to help pay for treatment related costs.
      https://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/co-payment_programs#CC

      about 4 years ago

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