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Posted on: Mar 5, 2021 08:51AM

juvy1028 wrote:

Hello! I’m Juvy just diagnosed with a Stage IIB breast cancer. I would like to know if I can apply to a charity regarding my future hospital and medical bills.

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Mar 5, 2021 08:57AM MelissaDallas wrote:

Ask for an appointment to speak with a social worker at the hospital. They are very helpful at lining up assistance or getting you qualified for income-scaled billing at the hospital. I was uninsured and only working part time when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had me fill out qualification paperwork and got my bills for a single hospitalization, including doctors and ER, discounted-by 90%. She then arranged for my immediate transfer into charity care through a (highly regarded)county hospital, and since my situation was urgent, bypassing about a two month wait to be seen.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes

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