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  • SUzylee's picture

    DO NOT GET SICK- even if you have top cover!

    Have been through breast cancer for the last two years- am out of pocket $3025 for the mastectomy, $940 for the anaesthetic, follow up appointments are $250 more than the rebate. Today I go to see the cardiologist because the Herceptin has affected my heart. I will be $768 dollars out of pocket for the echo and consultation only. WHo knows what the treatment may cost???? We have top hospital but it did not help much at all. When you are on a pension it is hard to meet these costs and the waiting time for cardiology at the public hospital in Townsville is now 6months!! People die while waiting...Read more
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