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My mother is 69 yrs old. just diagnosed with L breast cancer, pending biopsy. She is resident of USAbut not citizen, DOESN'T HAVE ANY INSURANCE, how can I get her treatment?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I would contact the American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood, and Susan G. Komen Foundation. They would be sources of information for your Mom's treatment. Take care, Sharon
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  • Vicki Geer Fournier Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I would also contact the state you live in to see if they have sort of plan for women with breast cancer. I live in New Hampshire & New Hampshire & Maine have a "no women be left behind" progam (Breast & Cervical Cancer program). I am on that & once I was diagnosed I automatically was approved for Medicaid (but only for the breast cancer) What a relief it was not to have to worry about the bills. GOOD LUCK!
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  • Diana Pang Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    What state does your mom live? In California, she's likely qualified for Medi-Cal BCCTP, which provides insurance for her (that's Medicaid for most states.)
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Diana Pang Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Here's some information: http://files.medi-cal.ca.gov/pubsdoco/bcctp/bcctpbull_20020115.asp
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Diana Pang Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Absolutely agree with the previous post on resources. I would add one more: CancerCare, which also has oncology social workers and national resources--- 1-800-813-HOPE. EST applies-- org is in NY.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag

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