John set up a regularly scheduled appointment with his doctor for his 20+ years of back issues. At this particular visit, John mentioned that he was concerned about what seemed to be minor bladder issues. He was referred to a Urologist in Duluth, MN. On July 3rd, 2018, John was hit with the news that he had Prostate Cancer.
The recommended treatment is to have the prostate removed. It is important to do this as soon as possible because of John's age and the stage of the cancer. This surgery is scheduled for October 22nd in Duluth, MN.
On August 8th, John went back to the doctor for his regularly scheduled appointment for his back and labs were taken. John's Parathyroid Hormone levels were out of range. He was referred to a specialist in Duluth who confirmed John would need parathyroid surgery to have a gland removed. This surgery will be scheduled once John has recovered from the prostate surgery.
John needs money for travel expenses for the numerous trips to Duluth that will be necessary. He will need money for doctor bills, cancer treatments, and medication. John will also be missing 8-10+ weeks of work, so he needs help with living expenses like rent, truck payment, gas, food and insurance. He has a minimum 20% deductible for the medical expenses.
Source http://drgeo.com/the-cost-of-prostate-cancer-treatment/ states the following; A study from the University of Iowa compared the cost of prostate cancer surgery at 100 hospitals throughout the United States. The quote for the procedure, the researchers found, varied from $10,100 to $135,000 with an average cost of about $35,000.
My dad is going to need financial support for his best outcome.
Please, any donations will be very helpful!! Thank you in advance.
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