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Alberta, Canada—coverage for Capecitabine (Xeloda)?

Daniellabella
Posts: 19
Joined: May 2018

Hi all,

 

We are in Alberta and found out today that my husband will have to take Capecitabine for 5.5 weeks.

 

Anyone in Alberta know if Alberta Blue Cross covers this drug?

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Canadian Sandy
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Joined: Jul 2016

I’m not sure but Jan will be able to help as she lives in Alberta.

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Canadian Sandy
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double post.....sorry.

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JanJan63
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Hi, you don't pay for any chemo drugs at all, ever, to my knowledge. When I was on the oral Xeloda they gave me the pills at the Tom Baker.

Jan

Daniellabella
Posts: 19
Joined: May 2018

Thanks, Jan!!!

We went to Holy Cross today for our initial consult but I think we’ll be at Tom Baker for he pills. 

I’m relieved we won’t have to pay because my husband will need to be off work for a while.

Thanks for your reply!!!!!❤️ 

 

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Annabelle41415
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So sorry I'm not able to help you.  Canada is totally different from the states and wish we could help you, but I'm not able to give you advice on your health care system.  Do you not have a cancer support system in Canada that helps you like the American Cancer Society here?  Just wondering what type of support system you have there.  Hope you get the best possible treatment.

Kim

Daniellabella
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Joined: May 2018

Hi Kim,

My husband and I are Americans, living and working in Canada with Canadian benefits.

im just learning about hoe different it is here from home!

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