fillise Posted December 1, 2009 Share Posted December 1, 2009 Mom got her scan results today and it's not good news. Both the tumor in her lung and the one on her liver have grown. She has done three lines of chemo so the next step is Tarceva. I was impressed with the way mom's oncologist began helping her to deal with the cost immediately. They checked her insurance and told her what her co-pay will be (about $2,000 for the first two months and then about $200.00 for the next ten months in the year) with her Medicare part D plan. They are going to try to get her some co-pay assistance for the first couple of months especially. He brought someone in to begin the paperwork. He also discussed the side effects with her. She will hate them, but needless to say, I'm hoping she has to deal with them because that will mean it is more likely the Tarceva is working. I'm pretty bummed, but this is not unexpected. After seeing mom over Thanksgiving I thought that the cancer was probably on the move again. She told me that she thought so too and was not surprised by the news although she is disappointed. Stupid cancer. Susan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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