My mom has stage 4 kidney cancer. She had a steel rod put in her leg for the bone damage the cancer caused and had one of her kidneys taken out with a tumor in it to help slow the cancer. My Mom is a strong woman!
But, when it was time to start the oral treatment the bill without insurance is about 10,000 a month for 26 pills. Insurance will pay all but about 3,000 a month. My mom is now saying she can’t afford to take the medication that will help add years to her life. So now we are helping my Mom and Dad fight both the cancer fight and the financial fight.
No one should have to put a dollar amount on their life–nor lose everything they built together over their lives. We need to help find an affordable way for cancer patients survive!