In a nut shell...Any idea what 33 radiation treatments (10 minutes each Rad.) might cost? My Ins. Co. won't pay it (I'm appealing), I will be able to get the "contracted/allowable Ins. rate since I do have Ins.) so, the radiation place told me that I would be paying what my Ins. Co. was suppose to pay on their end (plus my part) which is still much cheaper than "self pay". But when I called several radiation places, trying to get just a ball park figure as to how much ($10,000.,$20,000.etc.) no one could tell me any thing. They all said I would have to first get a scan and mapping done before they would know. I understand that, but please just a ball park idea. I'm going to have to get a personal finacial loan from a bank to have my radiation until this Ins. thing is settled, I would really like some kind of idea as to how much I may be looking at.
In the mean time I have exhausted trying to get any type of financial help.... as it turns out even though my husband has been laid off x2 now and his unemployment has run out, I have been the sole bill payer for a little while now I do not qualify for any finacial assiatance of any kind.. this is do to the fact that I have a savings account of $3000. and aI make more than $300.00 per week. Here I am working F/T trying to finish up the Chemo (only 2 left to go-YEAH!) and now I have to get a loan on my own for radiation yet I can not get a ball park figure to work with a head of time!
If I have to I will get the loan some how at the last minute, I have a feeling I'm going to have to do the scan and mapping like they have told me in order to find out the cost. I have until May 6th. before I begin radiation, I would have like to have been able to go get a loan by now or begin the "process" for a loan.
Any one: any idea a ball park figure: 33 10 Min. Rads. might cost? I would be getting it on my upper right breast, had a lumpectomy. Thank You!