At the beginning of 2017 an MRI revealed that the tumour had started growing again. A few different treatments were tried but the tumour kept growing.
Her oncologist has now recommended a new treatment for which she fortunately qualifies, called Avastin (Bevacizumab). This treatment has a high success rate but also a high cost which is not covered by OHIP or health insurance at this time.
Here is more information about the medication:
Avastin is administered intravenously every 3 weeks. The costs are per session and start at $1,500 each visit which amounts to $26,000 per year. This is the lowest cost. It can grow if more sessions are necessary and / or the dosage needs to be increased. The cost can climb up to $75,000 per year. The treatment itself, can last up to 2 years.
My sister started her treatment in January 2018.
Here is where I ask for your help. I have setup this fundraiser at GoFundMe. No donation is too small. Please help in any way you can, either by donating or simply by passing my message along.
- Natalie Halilovic
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- Mike Dennehy
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