Dr. Samadi makes some great points that I have been aware of in the discussion of taking risk by flying to foreign countries for medical care. It's just not great advice to do it. And you are correct, most hospitals and practices can work out a payment schedule for the uninsured. It is terrible to have to go through this disease without coverage. And for some in this recession, they don't have jobs to make payments anyway.
You did very well on your research. How is your husband doing?
Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
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