Reading the thread on the life insurance topic today, reminded me of one good fortune that happened in my case with the PC. For years, my wife insisted on keeping this Aflac Cancer policy on the both of us, didn't cost her much a month, and she forgot all about it till about a month after my PCa dx.
It pays direct to us, not to the drs, hospitals, etc, for "out of pocket" expenses. So far, including my dx, surgery, 4 days in the hospital, has paid to us over $5,000 and still more to come. Not much perhaps, but it has helped us get by with all of this.
I also considered most of the supplementary insurances to be a waste of time and money, this is one time I am glad my wife didn't listen to me.
David in SC
P.S> Much to my amazement, they actually pay fast, we got a recent large check 5 days after my wife faxed them the paperwork.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9