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Topic: Young Women Have Financial Problems After Dx, Even W/ Insurance

Forum: Employment, Insurance, and Other Financial Issues —

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Posted on: Mar 10, 2020 04:36PM

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Many Young Women Have Financial Problems After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Even With Insurance
March 9, 2020

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Mar 10, 2020 07:02PM Salamandra wrote:

This is me. I have a stable job with health insurance but I'm in a delicate place right now and taking time off even for doctor's appointments is risky. Even though they're part of the same center, my SO and my MO don't do appointments on any overlapping days, nor after work, so it's at least two separate half days off to see them. I already cancelled one appointment and not sure when/how I'm going to reschedule it. I want to take care of my health long term - but to do that I need to make sure I'm doing what I need to do to keep my health insurance. Argh.

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/17/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 12/2/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2019 Fareston (toremifene)

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