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Here are some reimbursement pathways from Abbott for its products, which I believe includes Juven. I received Glucerna, 8 cases, for free, through medicare during treatment with the help of the centers cancer dietician being I was deemed "tube dependant." Another way may be for weight gain for cacheixia or its prevention, even if no tube is used, but I haven't looked into that. There may be other private insurers that have similar discounts, and or coupons mentioned. I haven't read it's entirety, but Abbott may offer a patient discount for those underinsured or on financial need basis.

10/09 T1N2bM0 Tonsil
11/09 Taxo Cisp 5-FU, 6 Months Hosp
01/11 35 IMRT 70Gy 7 Wks
06/11 30 HBO
08/11 RND PNI
08/12 RND Pec Flap IORT 12 Gy
10/12 25 IMRT 50Gy 6 Wks Taxo Erbitux
10/13 SND
10/13 TBO/Angiograph
10/13 RND Carotid Remove IORT 10Gy PNI
12/13 25 Protons 50Gy 6 Wks Carbo
11/14 All Teeth Extract 30 HBO
03/15 Sequestromy Buccal Flap ORN
09/16 Mandibulectomy Fib Flap Sternotomy
04/17 Regraft hypergranulation Donor Site
06/17 Heart Attack Stent
02/19 Finally Cancer Free Took 10 yrs

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Thanks, Paul, I doubt if I'll qualify for any of the things you mentioned but I'll definitely check into that anyway. Who knows, maybe something will save me a few bucks, it's worth looking into.

The nutritionist at the hospital said I qualified for some kind of supplement. I'm not sure why, because I'm not underweight, don't have nausea, cachexia, or any other disorder that would cause me to lose weight at this time. My weight is remaining stable. Maybe she's just talking about something everyone gets for rads regardless of their needs. Who knows, but I was going to ask my doctor on Tuesday to get her to order that stuff for me.

I doubt if it's Juven she's talking about. Maybe Glucerna, like you got.

Thanks again, I appreciate it. smile

4x survivor
1998 - SCC of larynx
...laryngectomy, tracheotomy, radiation, caries, HBO, teeth extr, TEP
2002 - lung cancer, wedge resection
2014 - SCC of BOT, pharynx, oropharynx, HPV-, stage IV, T2N0MX, invasive, poorly differentiated
...chemo (carboplatin, taxol), dc'd due to neuropathy
2015 - SCC of palate
...Feb-April IMRT (46 x 70 Gy)
...Jan 2015 - May 2016 cetuximab 500 mg q week x 55wks
2016 - metastases to mediastinum, lungs, spleen, pancreas
...Aug-? pembrolizumab q 3 wks
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