October 5, 2000

October 5, 2000|

Just a quick note

I am going to get my bone scan tomorrow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Next week I will know better what we are up against and where I will be getting my treatments. After talking to my insurance case manager, it appears Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) is the Cadillac of treatment facilities. That also means that it cost a Cadillac- actually a couple Cadillacs. MSK isn’t in any network for PPOs, HMOs, etc, so anything beyond the reasonable cost is an out-of-pocket expense. From what my case manager said, everything there is beyond the reasonable cost, so I will be paying a ton out of pocket.

So where will I go? We’ll just have to see. US News and World Report has ranked the best hospitals for cancer, check out the link. Also check out the link to a very cool fundraiser that will help support research for finding a cure for Hodgkin’s and other forms of lymphomas.

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