Medical bills for cancer treatment

I am asking for some help while I am going through chemo and radiation for breast cancer treatment. I have already had surgery and have bills from the surgery center along with all the tests that were not covered by insurance. I do have insurance however I have to pay $7500 a year and I have already been billed for this year. I have had a biopsy and surgery and lots of tests prior to starting chemo. I will have 8 chemo treatments and then 6 weeks of radiation. My challenge is that I am a single parent of two children, ages 7 and 10, and do not receive any assistance or child support. I normally work enough to cover my expenses but have needed to reduce my work load and have lots more expenses from my medications and weekly treatment then normal. I have needed to choose between my medical expenses and my mortgage.


I have included a picture of my first treatment. I have since lost all of my hair and have a bald head. It is hot where I live so I usually wear a scarf to cover my head instead of a wig.


My recommendations to everyone is to get annual exams. Thankfully, mine was caught early and had not spread too much. Treatment will be very successful once completed, with hopefully keeping me cancer free. The likelihood is low of getting cancer again and I do not carry the BRCA gene.

Thank you for reading my story.
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