Financial Aid for Blood Cancer Patients

Financial Aid for Blood Cancer Patients

JimmyC4
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Joined: 12 Dec 2006, 08:30

26 Aug 2007, 16:27 #1

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers up to $500/year in reimbursement for certain expenses. Covered diseases are leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS or another blood cancer

Rather than explain it all here, you can read the info at this link, and in the last paragraph select the application form or step-by-step instructions: www.leukemia-lymphoma.org...em_id=4603
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daklander
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Joined: 24 Feb 2009, 18:02

02 Apr 2011, 15:39 #2

The link above is a dead link.
Here's the link to the primary page from which you go to the local chapter link. That's where you'll find the chapter nearest you and their contact information.
EM2
1969-1973
Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War

The 5.9 Earthquake in D.C. was our founding fathers turning over in their graves.

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gregslinseey
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Joined: 25 Aug 2011, 17:51

13 Sep 2011, 04:38 #3

They paid almost 5k in copays. The system is a little complicated, but it works!
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Nycosmosfan1
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Joined: 15 May 2017, 17:04

15 Aug 2017, 17:33 #4

Does it really work?
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Nick
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Joined: 27 Feb 2011, 02:04

17 Aug 2017, 14:26 #5

Topic is almost 6 years old - doubt if anyone is watching it
Nick
USAF RETIRED
100% P&T
100% CRSC

Complete layman - not a VSO and not a VA employee.
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brucec
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Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 15:49

01 Oct 2017, 13:54 #6

Yes the meds are very expensive my 1st chemo pill even with my Feb blue cross co-pay was $3500.00 per month lucky for me the VA  issued it to me right away funny because they were just going to let me die said they would not pay for my treatment even though I was a 100% disabled vet for many years. Had to stop taking that Sprycell as my kidneys shut down was in the hospital for 10 days that time.
So they started me on Tasigna as it works through your liver and that co-pay is $2800.00 per month VA is giving me that also of I could not afford it.

The VA said 1st my treatment was to expensive so they would not pey for it, then send me a letter stating it was not service connected so they would not pay for it. As said I am a 100% disabled vet guess they figured I would die and then they would not have to pay for it. My fed blue cross said right away they would pay for it DR gave me 3 months to live without a stem cell transplant so Feb 22nd 2017 I had one still alive today but have to take chemo pills for 15 more months yet. Also still getting chemo injected into my spinal fluid.

My Leukemia is inactive now but the treatment is so aggressive one has to worry about your organs being attacked and you die from the treatment anyway.

So those with cancer God Bless hang in there and hope we all make it.

My doctor will not let us take the Rv south again this winter an also said I can't go on the cruise Jan 28th 2018 but we are going on the cruise will tell him Monday at the next appointment at Hershey Cancer Institute.

Hope they start my vaccines have to get them all over again but he said they have learned to wait a year after you had your IV chemo treatments of the new vaccines do not work anyway.
USMC  100% SC/PT
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