Topic: Well crap (exemestane)

Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During, and After — This is a safe place to share your experiences of others considering or on hormonal treatment.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021 07:54PM

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021 07:54PM

Nancy2581 wrote:

now I know why not a lot of people are on exemestane (aromasin). $60 for a 30 day supply and that’s with insurance. Out of pocket CVS said $499. Holy cow. Those of you who take it may I ask what you pay?

Thanks

Nanc

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 09:19AM moderators wrote:

Hi Nancy -- here are some other resources that may be useful to you!

  • AARP offers discounts on prescriptions to members.
  • BenefitsCheckUp helps people 55 and older find public and private programs that can help them pay for medicines and other needs. The site is a service of the National Council on Aging.
  • CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, 1-866-552-6729, offers financial assistance with insurance co-pays and medicine costs. The foundation is affiliated with CancerCare, an organization that offers support services for people diagnosed with cancer.
  • HealthWell Foundation offers financial assistance with medication costs, insurance co-pays, and premiums for people diagnosed with specific diseases, including breast cancer.
  • NeedyMeds, 1-800-503-6897, is an organization that offers information on a number of programs that help pay for medicines. NeedyMeds only provides information — the organization doesn't help with specific problems.
  • The Partnership for Prescription Assistance, 1-888-477-2669, helps people without prescription coverage find assistance programs to help them get the medicines they need.
  • The Patient Access Network Foundation, 1-866-316-7263, offers financial assistance to people who can't pay for treatment. To be eligible for the breast cancer fund, you must have health insurance.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Assistance Program, 1-866-512-3861, helps people with insurance pay for the medicines and treatments they need.
We hope this helps!

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Dec 22, 2021 12:13PM - edited Dec 22, 2021 07:47PM by Nancy2581

thank you

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 03:21PM trishyla wrote:

Great info on financial resources for cancer patients, mods. Could you please make this a permanent thread of its' own? So many people are hurting right now that this info is vital to get out to the community.

Thanks. Trish

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 22, 2021 03:46PM GradyStubs2022 wrote:

I had changed up my company provided health insurance forseeing the meds. Prior to that I found that GoodRx was always way less expensive than even my co pay. Go to the app and check and if its too expensive ck to see if you can switch

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Dec 22, 2021 04:20PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Yikes! I made a mistake in my earlier post . I pay $15.00 for a 90:day supply, about $6.00 mont

Nancy, there has got to be a cheaper route for you somehow. I hope some of the resources help as it seems as if those who have posted are paying far less than you were quoted.

Dx IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 22, 2021 05:46PM Nancy2581 wrote:

I looked at Goodrx, some pharmacies are cheaper. Have all of my prescriptions at CVS. Costco I think was $48. I’ll check around more. I was thinking maybe so high because I live in California, but I see you exbrnxgrl live in CA as well. So maybe I just have crappy insurance

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 07:34PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I haven’t had traditional insurance in decades. I have been with Kaiser Permanente forever and since you’re also in CA you are probably somewhat familiar with them. Their prescription drug prices are excellent and their pharmacies have low prices on OTC drugs as well.

Dx IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 22, 2021 07:47PM Nancy2581 wrote:

my brother has Kaiser. He lives in the Bay Area. My neighbor is a pediatrician here in San Diego at Kaiser lol. I have Blue Shield of CA and they are usually great with generics. Just not this one

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 22, 2021 08:20PM ajminn3 wrote:

I have had luck getting my exemestene from express scripts. I’ve been paying $26 for a 3 month supply. When I first started it I was just going through Walgreens (my regular pharmacy for years) and paying $400 for a 3 month supply.

Dx 12/2019, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2 Dx 1/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 22, 2021 08:25PM hersheykiss wrote:

Something great about Costco pharmacies is that you don't have to be a Costco member to get your prescriptions filled there.

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