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Really need some help!

sharissa23
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Joined: Aug 2009

Hello, My aunt passed away will be a year ago October 1st. She died of Sarcoma Cancer. We have recently found out my cousin has Brain cancer (3 tumors) and also Uterine cancer. The doctor's say the cancer is now in the blood stream. She just found all this out yesterday. She had brain surgery yesterday as well. The issue is they have no insurance and only one income. Does anyone know where they can get help with bills or medications? They are really scared and don't know where to go. Please help! Thank you!

sue Siwek
Posts: 281
Joined: Jun 2009

i really don't know but i would start with the hospital social worker. ask the nurse or your doctor to put you in contact with that office. hope you get some answers.

sharissa23
Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2009

Thank you! I have also heard if we call the manufacture of the medications they may be able to help out with the meds. I'm hoping thats true!

sue Siwek
Posts: 281
Joined: Jun 2009

i have heard of that. check it out. good luck, keep us posted.

Mannie
Posts: 51
Joined: Oct 2008

Your cousin might be able to qualify for medicaid and/or disability (SSI) in the meanwhile, which is not a lot of extra income but that would be a way to help afford medications and medicaid would pay for many of the medications. You would have to contact the medicaid office in the county of the state that your cousin lives in to see if she qualifies, they might be able to help with previous medical bills, I have no idea.

But here's a website to check out that might be able to help you too.
http://www.needymeds.org/drugcard/index.shtml

Good Luck,
Mannie

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