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Q: How can we get help paying for medical bills and medicine's?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 5/08 4:03pm

Hi Holly: The NCI Web site is an excellent resource for finding financial help for cancer treatment. Good luck - PJH

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Nbritton, Community Member
10/26/08 3:30pm

I need help paying my hospital bills, I am needing additional care but the bills are piling up and I don't have the money to pay these bills.

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Nbritton, Community Member
10/26/08 3:31pm

I need help paying my hospital bills, I am needing additional care but the bills are piling up and I don't have the money to pay these bills.

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Nbritton, Community Member
10/26/08 3:45pm

I need help paying my hospital bills, I am needing additional care but the bills are piling up and I don't have the money to pay these bills.

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Dar Thorsland, Community Member
11/ 9/08 4:04pm

How can i get help with my medical bills from breast cancer after my ins has paid their half. I have two childern living with me one is handicaped and 30th yrs old.I had both my knees replacement and neede then done again. help  i am over whelmed with payments.

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donna bryant, Community Member
1/26/09 4:23pm

MY MEDICAD IS ENDING UNTIL I PAY $6095.00 DEDUCTABLE, MY HUSBAND AND I DONT HAVE THE MONEY, WHERE CAN I GET HELP WITH BREAST CANCER TREATMENT?

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David Snider, Community Member
2/ 6/09 12:01pm

My nephew that we raised,  his long time girl friend has breast cancer   Is there help

with her or our problem?   If you have any advice please send

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charli, Community Member
12/ 3/09 12:00pm

i am currently recovering from cervical cancer then i lost my insurance now i have been diagnosed with lumps in both breasts and i cant afford the needeed surgeries to remove them i have an adorable family i hope to watch grow up i am asking if there is any help for me help in getting surgery and help in paying for it.

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Nelda Gardner, Community Member
8/23/10 6:02pm

I have breast cancer, and needing help with expenses. My mother had a stroke 10/26/09, and I have been helping with the cost of her care. my e-mail is ngardner3@tx.rr.com

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/23/10 8:17pm

Hi - Please read our post on financial resources; it includes lots of helpful information about paying for breast cancer treatment when money is tight. Good luck - PJH

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fran davis, Community Member
5/28/12 3:00am

wher can i get the aid

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/28/12 5:15am

Fran, speak to a social worker at the hospital where you'd be treated, or are being treated; this would be your first step. Social workers are trained to help patients navigate their treatment in all ways, not just medically. And please read our guide to financial resources for cancer treatment, which offers a number of links to institutions and programs that may prove helpful. Good luck - I hope you find the help you need. PJH

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sandy russell, Community Member
12/26/12 3:23pm

I have ins but after ins paid I don't have the the money to pay. I'm work but not full time. It is all I can do to pay for food and gas to get me to work. I just wish I

knew what to do. Any help!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
12/26/12 8:21pm

Sandy, have you read our post on financial resources, and our post, Paying for Cancer Treatment: First, Don't Panic? You'll find lots of helpful information and links that should help you figure out how to pay for treatment. It's tough, and it'll take time, but pursue it. A social worker at the hospital where you're receiving treatment is often a good person to get you started on the right road. Good luck - PJH

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