A family member of mine has been diagnosed with Stage I DCIS. The doctor gave her the option lumpectomy w. radiation or mastectomy. She has no insurance at all. What do people do in such situations? It is horrifying, not only does one have to face hearing the word "you have cancer", but now she has to worry how on earth she will pay her medical bills. Although she is a very good candidate for lumpectomy + radiation she is considering a double mastectomy and reconstruction, because she thinks its cheaper. I am outraged that one has to make such serious medical decisions because of cost. Does anyone have an idea or suggestion where she could go or whom to contact? We live in Texas, which is pretty much at the bottom of social services/health care. Any suggestions are appreciated.