The estimated cost of the entire treatment was $159,000 with my insurance paying 100%.
There is also the cost of traveling (3 trips). The first visit is one day with a second 3 day visit before treatment is started.
I say they paid 100% but from the statements I get from the insurance people they only pay a percentage of the billed amount but the Institute write the rest of it off.
They have a financial advisor who I think would talk to you about the cost factor. I knew from my first one day consulation that my insurance would cover me. I would recommend calling and asking to speak to someone in the finance office.
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started 5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling