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by mdotperez on Mon Jan 07, 2013 06:59 PM
I'm reaching out for help becasue I dont know what else to do at this point. My best friend of 25+ years was diagnosed with Breat Cancer on September of 2012. since she is unemployed (a victim of Domestic Abuse), she was receiving Government assistance to make ends meet and receiving their Medical. Since her diagnosis in September, doctors have had to wait for approvals and approvals and finally they approved her to go through Chemo treatment in December. At this time she received a phone call from the Doctor stating that her insurance was cut off and they had no idea why. She checked with the Welfare office and they said that they cut her off and that she had to reapply because she owns property...(she let go of the property back in 2007 due to the abusive relationship). December 7th, 2012 she reapplied for welfare and to date she has not been approved. To make matters worse, her mother just passed on December 30th. Throughout Domestic Abuse, Breast Cancer, single Parenting, and now the loss of her mother, the tumor on her breast is expanding and i am basically watching my best friend of 25 years die before my eyes. I have tried every email i could find and have written to so many places, treatment centers, talk show hosts and I have exhausted every avenue. I even went as far as to google "what do you do if you dont have insurance and you have breast cancer" and still no opportuinites have arised. I'm begging and pleading with anyone out there that would know some place i can take my friend to get some help. The situation is getting worse and I'm so scared of losing her! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!
by sherrie50 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 07:45 PM
check your county hospital system; The Rose; National Cancer Society; Susan B.Komen Org. This is unacceptable. One has to be assertive, and agressive in demanding service. This is unacceptable in America. Someone will help you.
by mdotperez on Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:59 PM
thank you so much. I have tried all of the names you listed. I even went to the locations and everyone is turning us down. I am so scared right now....
by asaqib on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 PM
Hello, I was searching for some help as well. My brother today got diaganosed with advance liver cancer. I researched for your situation after I read your message and here is a link I found which have some useful information.
by asaqib on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:05 PM
Here is another useful link.http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/210-I-have-new-breast-ca
by sherrie50 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:21 AM
Where does your friend live? I will assist in locating potential resources.
by pipperpain on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:23 PM
what state does she live in? some states have a breast and cervical cancer treatment and protection plan that pays for all treatments. Call a womans health center in your area and question it, or question at the onco,s office BEST OF LUCK
by mdotperez on Thu Jan 10, 2013 03:00 PM
she lives in Hawthorne California. Would you happen to know which Center that would be?
She lives in Hawthorn California
by Makingway on Wed Jan 16, 2013 06:01 PM
Have your freind go to the emergency room at a local hospital. Have her tell them she is in pain. That might speed things up a bit. Medi-Cal approval can take some time, meanwhile she needs treatment. Los Angeles County has four county-run hospitals and partnerships with about 100 private clinics that care for indigent adults and other patients. Here is a link to a local Medi-Cal office in Hawthorne, CA http://dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/offices/default.cfm?orgid=1157 You might want to go down there yourself and ask to speak to the supervisor. Ask them what your friend needs to provide to make this happen-now!This is another link to Health Care Services in LA http://dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/health/wgyc/pdf_files/English% Look at pages 3 and 10. You should find some helpful info.
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