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    shunick asked a questionBrain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

    hello! my sister found out on 10-01-12 ,that she had glioma cancer. she has no income for treatments and no insurance. where do we go now?

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      dvdbriansr

      My "Saving Grace" has been the social workers from the Clinic where I was diagnosed as well as the hospitals in which my biopsies were performed. SOME hospitals and clinics offer what they loosely refer to as a "Financial Assistance" office or has social workers who can help. Some will completely relieve your bills or offer a greatly reduced pricing with long, long, low cost term payment plans, depending on your income and expenses of course. I thought I was just gonna have to die with my cancer simply because I didn't have the $.$$ or the insurance coverage. These social workers are trained and VERY WELL rehearsed in the programs out there that most have NEVER heard of. Less then 2 weeks later they found a few sponsoring organizations who will help in different regions so that I/you CAN have medical treatment available. They've saved me a rather large fortune so far and have gotten me through some of the worst parts of my cancer treatment, the perpetual "How can I afford this?" shell-shock. So sorry you have to be here under these circumstances, but I've found this group to be very knowledgeable in many different areas, so please, DO stick around and eventually you'll find someone (usually many) to help send you in the right direction. Best of luck to you and your sister. May your journeys be as tolerable as humanly possible.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Beaner54

      Your sister can probably get financial assistance for treatment and meds. through the Dept. of Social Services.

      almost 5 years ago
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      seededmelon

      I think AMC is a good resource, as well as checking what options are available to her through a county case worker/social worker. I did a trial study and when I couldn't continue it I was able to work with my Dr. to get my chemo directly from the manufacturer for free! (based on income). Good Luck and always ask questions!

      almost 5 years ago
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