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Who knew cancer was so expensive

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Hello! My name is Benedetta and I'm a survivor. On April 27, 2022 I went in for an outpatient surgery to remove what we thought was a cyst on my left ovary. That cyst was actually endometrial carcinoma of the ovary,aka ovarian cancer. I also had an excessive amount of endometriosis throughout my abdomen that had to be removed. The endometriosis was on the right ovary, uterus, bladder, both kidneys, abdominal wall and colon. My surgeon at KU MED (University of Kansas Medical Center) did a fantastic job with my radical hysterectomy and endometriosis removal but due to hemorrhaging in surgery I was given a life saving blood transfusion- 4 units whole and 1 frozen.
I spent a few days in the ICU and a few more in Med-Surg before discharge. 3 weeks later I had my port-a-cath inserted and started chemotherapy right away.

I am happy to say I made it to my first anniversary in remission. The treatment I received was first class and I'd recommend them to anyone. What I didn't expect was the sheer cost,even with insurance. I had started a new job three weeks before my surgery. My employer has also been wonderful but the costs added up-and still are to this day. I missed work last year during surgery and treatment and I still miss every three months when I drive over an hour one way to see my gyn oncologist. I have tests run every three months and I have a yearly CT.

I want to be very transparent about how I got to the stage where I need to ask for assistance, hence all the details above. The amount I'm asking for is high, I know this. That amount is basically covering the deductible from 2022. My deductible last year was $5500 and I met it quickly. I've also met both my dedication and my coinsurance this year. That's more than I can really afford at this moment.

Any donations earned will go towards paying off my medical bills from 2022. There are so many and the calls have started because all I can pay is the bare minimum. If anyone reading this can help with any amount it would be appreciated.

Thank you.


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Benedetta Culver
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Warrensburg, MO

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