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Topic: How much did your Neulasta shot cost?

Forum: Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment —

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Posted on: Oct 19, 2008 02:50PM

Wink wrote:

I just got my explanation of benefits yesterday and my insurance was charged $9000 for the Neulasta shot that I received. I heard that it was ~$3000; $9000 is absolutely crazy Surprised!!!!!!!!! 

How much were you all billed for Neulasta?

Donna

Donna "There Are No Accidents" Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 16, 2016 12:38AM Maya15 wrote:

Someone is making a ton of money off this. And my hospital claims to be a "not for profit" organization!

Dx 12/2/2015, Paget's, Right Dx 12/8/2015, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 12/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/3/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/3/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/29/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 11/28/2016 Surgery 1/5/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 16, 2016 07:39AM BlueKoala wrote:

WHAAAAAT?!?!?!?

Neulasta is covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme here is Australia. $1900 a shot, and the PBS covers all but $36.10.

35 at diagnosis. Complete response to chemo! Dx 3/15/2016, ILC, Right, 6cm+, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/8/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/24/2016 Whole-breast Surgery 6/21/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jul 17, 2016 12:14AM withm wrote:

first 3 shots were billed to insurance co at $9,600, each. The last one was $10,800 USD. Yikes! Insurance paid much less. 4 chemos (TC) ran about $25,000 each. I cant even begin to fathom the costs for radiation. Each session had many line items. By then I was too tired to even care.
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Jul 17, 2016 09:44AM avmom wrote:

My provincial non group benefits plan (in Canada) covered all but $25 of the total of about $2,800 for each. I had 8 shots.

Surgery 12/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 1/7/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 1/7/2015, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/12/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/19/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 10/27/2015, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/25/2016 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 17, 2016 08:39PM - edited Jul 17, 2016 08:43PM by NancyHB

I got curious so I pulled up my EOBs online just now. Each Neulasta injection was $11,242 this time around. I cannot believe the difference between this time, and four years ago.

I'm worth far more than my house and undergrad and graduate education combined...just this year alone (and it's only July!) Can't wait to see what it's like after my surgery later this week.

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam Dx 11/22/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/5/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/19/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/12/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 1/27/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2016 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Left Chemotherapy 3/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/21/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Dx 1/31/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
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Aug 10, 2016 12:12AM - edited Aug 10, 2016 12:13AM by Byhisstripes419

My itemized bills showed a cost of over $27000 for EACH shot. Yep! You saw it correctly. I couldn't belive it.

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Aug 10, 2016 10:56PM CrawfordsMommy wrote:

$9,000 a shot and my insurance pays 100% of it all (no co-pays). I'm here in the US and I bought "Cadillac" insurance due to all the comorbid conditions that I have. Most people that get TC chemo are getting the Neulasta or Neupogen. My doc hooks me up with the on-body injector so it's no-fuss.

N.E.D. as of 11/18/2016! Hair status: Slow growing stubble. Taxotere is an evil mistress! Dx 5/2/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 6/8/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0 Chemotherapy 7/21/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Aug 11, 2016 04:27AM HelenWNZ wrote:

my prescription here in New Zealand cost $5 and the nurse came to my house on Saturday night to give it to me.

Needed it for round 2

Round 1 of chemo landed me in hospital for 5 nights so it was $5 well spent

Helen W Dx 5/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 18/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 5/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/7/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/8/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/6/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/6/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 12, 2016 10:16AM bodhi129 wrote:

Five years ago upon my first Dx of BC and A/C chemo , Neulasta costs were close to 30,000 US dollars for one injection.

Re Diagnosed second time this past summer , getting CMF chemo, neulasta is still between 15,000 and 20,000 US dollars , even though the patent has expired and other companies can manufacture it.

The self injector is even more.

This is a disgrace.

bodhi129 Dx 2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/23 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/4/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/9/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 12, 2016 06:39PM keepthefaith wrote:

If anyone of you are having trouble paying for it, go to your social worker/ financial person at your medical facility. A lot of times they offer grants, if you qualify.

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/26/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/11/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2014
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Dec 2, 2016 10:53AM redbug wrote:

I had that shot but my Insurance covered all the cost and then I had to stay taking the neupogen shot 3xs a week to keep my WBC up and my Insurance covered that too. I was bless to have very good Insurance.


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Apr 9, 2018 03:22AM - edited Apr 9, 2018 10:40AM by Rauola

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Jan 3, 2019 11:37AM MissouriCatLady wrote:

The year is 2019 and my Blue Cross Blue Shield cost was upwards of $21,000, with a $12,000 discount putting it at roughly $7000. My insurance pays for it, but that is just plain crazy. Other people pay about $9000 - why is that?

diagnosed at 55, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrozole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP done 1/8/20, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Jan 3, 2019 10:38PM NotVeryBrave wrote:

Anyone with private insurance can look into a copay assistance plan from many manufacturers. I contacted the maker of Neupogen when I found out how much it would cost through my insurance's specialty pharmacy and was able to get it at a greatly reduced copay. I think it ended up being only something like $20.

TCHP x 6 with pCR. One year of Herceptin. DTI pre-pec surgery. Quit Tamoxifen after 3 months. Dx 11/21/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 12/18/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 12/19/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/8/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 9/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2020 Evista (raloxifene)

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