Jul 25, 2003 - 2:23 pm
A close friend of mine (my Best Man) in NY has an advanced invasive squamous cell carcinoma tumor in his maxillary sinus cavity. He's already gone through an initial surgery and 6 weeks of radiation and chemo therapy. His doctors tell him there's nothing left to do but wait out the next 2-6 months until the cancer overtakes him.
Now we hear of a licensed surgeon in Denver (Dr. Victor Schramm) who claims that the cancer is operable with a possible long-term cure. That's great news, but it looks like the treatment will cost between $150,000 $300,000. My friend is indigent, currently receiving Medicaid from the state of New York. How in the world does he pay for this? Anybody have any experience with this?