• well my question is were or how am i able to receive a colonscopy, I have no medical insurance, cant afford to the pay the full price of 1

    Asked by mexibeauty43 on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    well my question is were or how am i able to receive a colonscopy, I have no medical insurance, cant afford to the pay the full price of 1

    This is on my mind everyday, my father, his sister and a few of his cousins had been diagnosis with colon cancer and have past-on so for me this is hitting close to home, my brother had his first colon ck up last year hes 40 and they found polys who were non-cancer.. please can u help me with any information on were i might beable to pay half the cost or low bud payment ,, its very scary for me

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    • ElaineA's Avatar

      Contact your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Often they offer free screenings for colon cancer. Hang in there

      almost 9 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar

      Your question ran such a parallel with my dilemnia last year. I am from Texas and was told ALL counties had some type of medical program for residence. I googled Indigent Medical Care and my town. Found a wonderful program to receive medical care. Had 5 polyps removed from colon and no cancer. What a blessing.
      My daughter had a nasty lesion on her leg and was told by her daughters pediatrician that it "looked like cancer". We could find no help with the Cancer Institute or American Cancer Society...until it was diagnosed as "cancer". We had to pay $300 out of pocket to be told (Thank God) that it was not cancer.
      I don't mean to sound negative. Please let us know what you may have found. Now, American Cancer Society had a list of doctors that would take pay cuts.
      Keep searching and my prayers are with you.

      almost 9 years ago
    • mamajltc's Avatar

      Hi..also you can contact the Colon Cancer Alliance...they are wonderful!!!

      Good luck :)

      almost 9 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar

      if you are near a teaching hospital or medical college...many offer clinics, based on sliding scale. You might have to go through the ER of that hospital to get an appt. but from my experience with teaching hospitals...it was fantastic care, newest of all screenings and affordable.

      almost 9 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Keep looking don't give up I have also heard of alot of places that are either free or at a very reduced rate. Also like they have said a teaching hospt. Get ahold of the billing dept and ask them where you could start at to get some help. My hospt has been nothing but wonderful with test that the ins. is giving them crap on and are just covering it from my spend down which doesn't sound like much but its over a grand a month. Good Luck keep fighting!!

      almost 9 years ago

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