I had my second chemo today. I also had signed up for the clinical study of taking an osteoporosis drug for three years. There are three drugs and they randomly select one of the three for each person. Two are in pill form and one is an IV. The IV would be once a month for six months and then one every three months. I was hoping to get a pill. Well, my bad luck continues and I was chosen for the IV. Then I found that the study pays for the drugs but not for administering the IV. I asked how much it would cost and she said around $317 each time. That would mean the first year would cost over $2500 and the other two years would cost over $1200 each. So it would be around $5,000 over the three years. And if they raise prices over the next three years, it would be more!! They called our insurance and, of course, they denied it since it is for a study. Our insurance has been good but we are having extra costs now with co-pays, etc. So, we decided to pass on the clinical study. I don't know if that is a good decision or not but we still don't know if there will be any co-pay on the chemo and radiation and reconstruction will be coming up after treatment ends. The hospital sent us a statement for the first chemo and said they are turning over $13,000 into the insurance company. WOW, I didn't know chemo was so expensive!