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24 09, 2015

New/updated Financial Aid books available NOW

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As promised, the updated version of my fourth book, Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers, is "hot off the presses," and in stock through this site and Amazon.com. Few understands how exhausting making phone calls and doing paperwork can be. It isn't fair! You're sick, and now you need to work hard in order

7 02, 2015

LLS announces travel assistance for myeloma patients

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My old friend, myeloma survivor Richard Blustein, shared some great financial aid news with me earlier this week: Another benefit for blood cancer patients. No other organization helps cancer patients like the LLS. This program will benefit those who must travel for specialized treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Patient Travel Assistance Program is

5 02, 2013

Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers

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I'm so excited!  My 4th book, Financial Aid for Myeloma Patients and Caregivers, is available NOW!  The short, easy read lists 42 different funding sources to help pay for travel expenses, co-pays--even the cost of your medical insurance.  Several even send you free "stuff," ranging from complimentary hair care products and gift baskets to free

4 11, 2012

Good news! Myeloma patients can qualify to see specialists that don’t take Medicare

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I have received several emails and comments recently about myeloma specialists that don't take Medicare.  If handled correctly, there are few if any institutions that won't!  But you may need to act fast.  Here's how it's done: I have been working with my good friend, Richard Blustein of Spring Hill, Florida, on a 4th book

18 03, 2011

More Links/Suggestions For Multiple Myeloma Patients Who Need Help…

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Monday I started a series about sources of patient financial aid. I have been promising some helpful tips and links to a variety of sources, large and small. I have already written about two Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) programs, American Cancer Society options, the Chronic Relief Fund and CancerCare's Door to Door travel expense reimubursent program.  Here

17 03, 2011

An In-Depth Look At Financing Multiple Myeloma Treatment In Canada

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One of our Canadian readers, George Harrower, felt American myeloma survivors and caregivers might be interested in learning a bit about what it is like to finance treatment in Canada.George was kind enough to pass along his thoughts about navigating the Canadian health care system after being diagnosed with cancer:Pat-I read you blog request for

16 03, 2011

Sources Of Financial Aid For Multiple Myeloma Patients – Little Extras Which Can Help A Lot

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Yesterday I started my four part series to help patients and caregivers pay for the incredibly high cost of treatment by touching on two possible major sources of funding; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) co-pay program and the Chronic Relief Fund.A reader emailed me with what they felt was the easiest way to get

14 03, 2011

Sources Of Financial Aid For Multiple Myeloma Patients – The Basics

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Friday I announced that I Will Be Running A Series Of Articles Next Week, Designed To Help Multiple Myeloma Patients Find Sources Of Financial Aid.Its early Monday morning, so let's get started.  We will focus on programs for patients living in the U.S. first.  Wednesday, we will take a look at how Canadian patients deal

11 03, 2011

I Will Be Running A Series Of Articles Next Week, Designed To Help Multiple Myeloma Patients Find Sources Of Financial Aid

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Yesterday I  wrote about how I have been fielding more and more questions from multiple myeloma patients and caregivers about where to find financial assistance.I then provided a link to a site I haven't tried:  The Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) for Multiple Myeloma Patients.Lori Puenti, fellow blogger, multiple myeloma caregiver and frequent reader and participant

10 03, 2011

Link To Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program

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I don't know about you, but I am fielding more and more questions from multiple myeloma patients and caregivers about where to find financial assistance.Here is a link to a site/organization I haven't tried called Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief:Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) for Multiple Myeloma Patients.I have personally been aproved by the

6 09, 2010

Multiple Myeloma Patient/Reader From India Needs Help

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I received an e-mail late last week like no other I have other received. Surprising, in a way--you would think I would get more requests for money or financial help more often.Anyway, here is what PK from India wrote:Dear Pat, I am 54 years old and affected with MM and kidney disease. I have been