Mar 04, 2010 - 7:02 pm
My friend has been diagnosed with inoperable, non transplantable cancer of the Liver. He tried Nexavar, which was very effective in shrinking the tumor, but it had some nasty side effects of itching, rashes and appetite suppression.
He was then put on Chemo. The nexavar was 100% covered by his insurance, but the chemo is not. My friend is over 50, lives alone and has a monthly income of $1,500. He has not been limited at work.
The current cost for his chemo treatment after insurance is $3,000 a month. There is no cure for his condition, so chemo is his last option and he will most likely need chemo to control his situation for the future.
Is there anyone out there with advice on how low income folks can cover the costs of chemo.
My friend is stressed over this first billing and I know that is the last thing he needs at this time mentally, so if you have the answer please write back ASAP.