Dale has cancer of the esophagus.  He was told that his insurance was not any good and he should cancel it and look for better coverage.  He did cancel it and then was told that he could not get insurance until the open season since he had cancelled his insurance.  He finally found somebody to help him obtain insurance, but it won't be effective until 1 Sepember.  He has already incurred several thousand dollars of debt.  (He had to give them $1,000 before an Ohio State Medical Center surgeon would even talk to him.  
After having various tests, he was told that the tumor was too large to operate and he went back to a local oncologist.  They told him that they would do chemo and radiation at the same time.  They are going to be very aggressive which is "good news".

He is too young to retire and because of this aggressive treatment, he will probably be too sick to work.  

He is taking this well, but this is a very serious matter.  I don't want him to worry about money in addition to everything else.  

Thanks for your help.


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Phyllis Terry 
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