Casodex - 6 bottles of 30x50 mg tablets.
Lupron - 2x22.5mg injections
TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Deerfield, Il. 60015
by Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd.
Osaka, Japan 541
Total Retail price = $5310.00
Actual cost after Blue Cross/Blue Shield Prescription Plan = $40.00
Cost of Drugs = $5,310
Cost of my personal "Work Up Phase" which includes:
Initial Consultations with Urologists, Radiologists, Biopsy, Lab work, MRI and Bone Scan plus initial consultation at the treatment facility = $5000
Cost of IMRT which includes all treatment and related calibration and checking procedures along the way plus weekly consultations with my doctor. = $33,900
Transportation = $700
Total Cost through all of my personal treatment: Drugs, Work Up, IMRT not including periodic follow ups = $44,910
My actual out of pocket expenses for drugs and treatment was probably less than $1000.00 after payment of these bills by Medicare and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield - including my Blue Cross Blue Shield Prescription plan which covered all medications.
Transportation expenses (train and subway fare) were out of pocket expenses.
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Apr 30, 2012