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Article Talk: Treatment for Cancer's Twin Ailment: Financial Toxicity
July 26, 2018
I am considerably older than you and although that doesn't amount to a hill of beans when faced with cancer, I will say it has given me more time to face the reality of bankruptcy and foreclosure in fighting this ugly beast. If I may, I would like to make 3 suggestions. First, reinvestigate Medicare. Last year I was faced with kidney stones, gall bladder removal and a wonderful condition named osteomyelitis [an infection in the spine requiring 6 weeks of antibiotics, taken intravenously, four times daily; I was given the choice of going home to self administer or going to a nursing facility with 24 hour care, room, board and all medications - the tipping point: due to insurance coverage, if I went home ...

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