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11 years 4 months ago #17554 by Patricia
Flo..i posted on your other site about a trial site right across the river in ohio by Dr. Waterhouse with the Avastin......site also tells you the prerequisites.
http://bladdercancersupport.org/smf/index.php/topic,2385.0.html
Pat

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11 years 4 months ago #17540 by floshoe
Bladder cancer and real estate tips . . . what a great website!

Actually, there is a process by which he can receive the drug for free. (Again, because he had prostate cancer as well, he does not fit into any of the clinical trial models going on right now). What happens is they give him the Avastin, with the "understanding" that he will pay for it if the insurance company turns it down (which they will), then the insurance company turns it down, then he is required to go through the appeals process with the insurance company (which is all apparently handled by the doctor's office), then the insurance company turns it down, then the drug company can decide to pay for it through their financial assistance program. The doctor's office pointed out that this is all pretty much a formality, since they have a good relationship with the drug company and the drug company basically always agrees to provide it for free, but nothing is finally decided until after he has received the Avastin. He is worried that this might be the one time the drug company decides not to provide it for free, and then he is suddenly faced with a bill for $30,000.

Talk to you all soon! Floshoe

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11 years 4 months ago #17481 by Gene Beane
My dad bought a home for our large family in 1960 as well, 30,000, I thought it was a castle,,, and it was, today it sells at 400,000..on one acre, actually one half mile down on the same road I live on now. I see it everyday!!!
30,000 FOR A DRUG, VERY INTERSTING, BUT MAYBE YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE..THATS QUITE A GIFT I GUESS! IF YOU JOIN A TRIAL....BETTER SPEND IT ON A VERY VERY NICE VACATION!!!! Ginger

Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet

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11 years 4 months ago #17476 by Patricia
OK ready for this one...my parents bought a house in a very ritzy neighborhood with 5 acres in l963 for $84,000. It just sold for 4.5 million........Why oh Why did they decide to downsize to a condo they didn't make any money on?? aaargh......
I remember .15 cents for gas.....10cents for a loaf of bread.....and i'm not your parents age!!
Memories!! :'(
Pat

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11 years 4 months ago #17474 by mssmr
To the NC contingent -- The beach side house was a beach box on Hatteras Island
on the outer bank of NC (OBX) -- Amazing eh? -- SUsan

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11 years 4 months ago #17472 by mssmr
I just realized that I am in your parents' generation, probably.

first house = 16,000 (1820 Vermont village cape with 2 acres)
house on beach side (7 back) == 8,000 lot, built for 12,500

Heck, we only paid 20,000 for our Katrina evaculation and relocation RV in
20005)!!

There's a serious side, too, though -- What if the drug can be paid for by the
drug company? I imagine from what you say, the side effects were the real concern.

Wishing you the best! Thanks for the memories -- Susan

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