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  1. Look online for the nearest Cancer Treatment...

    Look online for the nearest Cancer Treatment Center of America or Fox Chase Cancer Center.

    Both have the latest clinical trials and treatments.

    I have metastatic breast cancer that has spread...
  2. There is a special Medical Assistance Program for...

    There is a special Medical Assistance Program for Breast & Cervical Cancer for patients in New York.
    Check this link. If your insurance will no longer provide coverage for you, you may be eligible...
  3. There is a special Medical Assistance program in...

    There is a special Medical Assistance program in Florida for Breast Cancer patients funded under the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.
    The following links are...
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    I believe your provider is stating Medicare won't...

    I believe your provider is stating Medicare won't pay for this test because there isn't a specific code in the billing procedure for this specific test and he/she is unaware of the procedure to get...
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    Arrgghhh. I swear my brain is leaking data...

    Arrgghhh.

    I swear my brain is leaking data like a sieve today.

    As long as your wife is under age 66, then a portion of the income she receives from Social Security Disability will be taxable...
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    Richard; This message covers a few things I...

    Richard;

    This message covers a few things I forgot to mention in my previous message about the Social Security Disability application process.

    When she completes her application online at this...
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    You should have been covered under your work...

    You should have been covered under your work insurance while you were still employed there.
    However, once you lost the job, then you also lost that coverage. There's no legal way you can force your...
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    You're welcome, Richard. If your wife has been...

    You're welcome, Richard.

    If your wife has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer, then she automatically meets the disability requirement for Social Security Disability....
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    Hi Tori: It's Barbara again. I reread the...

    Hi Tori:

    It's Barbara again.

    I reread the documents again and realized I gave you incorrect information.

    The eligibility for the free screenings at the first link ...
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    Tori; For Florida, the best place for you to...

    Tori;

    For Florida, the best place for you to start is at the following link.
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/bcc/default.html

    The white paper report about this program is available in pdf...
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    Your cousin sounds like she might be eligible for...

    Your cousin sounds like she might be eligible for the Free Medical Assistance program for Breast & Cervical Cancer for uninsured patients.

    Here's the link with some information about this program....
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    You have to give more specific information about...

    You have to give more specific information about this insurer before I can give you a definite answer.

    Barbara K.
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    Your wife may be eligible under a Free Medical...

    Your wife may be eligible under a Free Medical Assistance Program for Breast & Cervical cancer for uninsured patients. Depending on which state you reside in, the income requirements are very liberal...
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    If she has breast or cervical cancer, she may be...

    If she has breast or cervical cancer, she may be eligible for the free medical card for uninsured women with Breast & Cervical cancer.


    This link explains the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention...
  15. Another excellent link that explains this program...

    Another excellent link that explains this program is here.


    http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/legislation/law106-354.htm


    Barbara K.
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    I posted the wrong link in my previous message....

    I posted the wrong link in my previous message.
    That link was the link to the Federal Poverty Income limits charts.

    The correct link where it describes the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention &...
  17. I posted the wrong link in my previous message....

    I posted the wrong link in my previous message.
    That link was the link to the Federal Poverty Income limits charts.

    The correct link where it describes the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention &...
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    If your cancer is either breast or cervical...

    If your cancer is either breast or cervical cancer and you no longer have insurance, you will most likely be eligible for the Free Medical Assistance Program for Breast & Cervical Cancer in your...
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    Your wife should be applying for Social Security...

    Your wife should be applying for Social Security Disability in her state of residence. If she has never worked, then she can apply for SSI/Supplemental Security Income in her state of residence at...
  20. Is Cancer a pre-existing condition?

    If your new employer's insurance company denies coverage for Breast or Cervical Cancer because it's a pre-existing condition, then you can apply for the Free Medical Assistance program for Breast &...
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    funding for Breast reconstruction surgery

    You have two options.

    If you already have medical insurance, it doesn't matter how long after the original mastectomy, the insurance company is required by law to pay for the reconstruction...
  22. Will Medicare pay for home nursing care

    I know this is a little late but hopefully the information is still relevant.

    Depending on what state your mother lives in, there are programs available under Medicare that will pay for home...
  23. Medical Assistance programs for breast & cervical cancer

    At the present time, I'm going to Fox Chase Cancer Center for a clinical trial for my breast cancer.

    Of course, I have adequate medical insurance which allows me the freedom to obtain treatment...
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    I guess you could say I'm being overzealous with...

    I guess you could say I'm being overzealous with trying to give information.

    My apologies if this upset anyone.

    Barbara K.
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    Rather than have chemo again, I went on the...

    Rather than have chemo again, I went on the hormonal treatment with Tamoxifen, low-cholesterol diet and daily exercise on my recumbent bike.
    I'm now up to 10 miles a day.

    As far as I'm...
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