My Dad took me to my first chemotherapy treatment. My doctor had me taking Adriamycin (a drug that was commonly used to treat most forms of cancer). However, Adriamycin could cause certain severe (rarely fatal) blood disorders that could lead to bone marrow suppression lowering red blood cells/white blood cells /platelets that your body needs to be able ability to fight infection and stop bleeding. In order to combat that, I had to get a shot of Neulasta after each and every Adriamycin treatment. The doctor gave him my prescriptions to get filled. Daddy, said he would pay for whatever the insurance didn't pay. He took the prescriptions to the hospital pharmacy and was mortified when the pharmacist said they needed prior approval and that the Neulasta shot alone cost $3000 without insurance!!! Finally, they approved it but I still paid $100 with my insurance for that one medication. CRAZY!!!
Do the best you can to get coverage!!!
- lung (1.59 million deaths)
- liver (745 000 deaths)
- stomach (723 000 deaths)
- colorectal (694 000 deaths)
- breast (521 000 deaths)
- oesophageal cancer (400 000 deaths)
While breast, lung and colon cancers are cancers that are commonly diagnosed; lung, liver and stomach cancers are the leading causes of cancer deaths. Why is it spreading like wildfire??? It seems that even with advancements in medical science, we have not gotten rid of bad or nasty habits and have gone as far as to promote and glorify those same bad and nasty habits to undeveloped countries around the world. Ex: the use of tobacco, bowing to the “sun” god, super-sizing meals and the continuance of having multiple sexual partners unprotected. Here are 6 things you can do now to reduce some “man-made” cancers:
1. Stop using tobacco products.
Remember, it’s always better as you learn preventative measures rather learn from the mistakes of not being proactive.
NOTE: I am not a physician!!! ALWAYS follow the advice of your licensed medical professional. ANY deviation from a prescribed plan of action should ALWAYS be discussed with your licensed medical professional.
What can YOU do to stop the spread of cancer???
Peace and Blessings!