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Topic: Stage 4 with medicare b and d, and aarp plan f

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Posted on: Sep 1, 2018 03:54AM

Rosabella wrote:

Just curious. How much do you pay for stage 4 pills like ibrance and such widely used pills?I have medicare b and d. And aarp supp plan f. I know iv is covered in full with my insurances but what about chemo pills. Do some bag the pills due to drug copays even with my plans and choose iv everything?


Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 1, 2018 05:39AM WinningSoFar wrote:

My Xeloda (pills) are covered under Medicare Part B. And my AARP supplemental policy (plan F, I think) pays for the rest of it. I wonder if Medicare has a list of oral chemo drugs that they cover under Part B.

Surgery 6/30/1999 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 7/1999, ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 7/29/1999 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/30/2000 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 9/26/2011, IBC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/30/2011 Avastin (bevacizumab) Surgery 5/4/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/14/2013 External: Bone Chemotherapy 2/28/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 12/10/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Sep 6, 2018 05:11AM time-for-a-cure wrote:

i will be retiring within the next year, and am on Ibrance and Letrozole, am wondering what type of supplement to get to get the most coverage for my drugs. Any suggestions

Dx 12/2012, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, metastasized to other, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 1/2015, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to other Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)

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