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Mechlois
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Joined: May 2007

Hi,

I'm 25 yrs old and when I was 14 I was diagnosed w Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I've been in remission for 11 yrs but unfortunately I have a lot of chronic health and dental problems which have resulted in a lot of medical bills that I cannot afford even with insurance. Does anyone know of any medical bill assistance for cancer survivors? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Survivor86
Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2009

Contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, they have a program set up to help with co-pays and out of pocket expense, you have to have insurance to qualifiy, so you shouldn't have any problem. Thier web site http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

I have no insurance and am usinsurable, I have filed for disability, I have many health problems also due to the late effects of chemo & radiation, I'm a 23 year survivor of HD.

Good Luck

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BrittaA
Posts: 20
Joined: May 2009

Hi Mechlois – It’s so overwhelming that in addition to going through cancer treatments, you have to worry about how to pay for your care. I know it was extremely stressful for my family – I went through treatments for Hodgkin’s Disease, and then my father went through treatments for colon cancer, and navigating insurance, co-pays and coverage was awful for all of us. I did a recent post on managing the costs of treatments that may be helpful for you – http://blog.cincovidas.com/managing-the-costs-of-treatment. Love, strength and survival, Britta

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