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[MOL] PLEASE HELP:Need Information ...

Hi All,

My mother, who was diagnosed with ascending colon cancer with liver metastassis,
underwent a surgery to remove part of her colon and then the Docs reconnected
the two ends. According to the Doctors, in case of reoccurrence another surgery
cannot be done. On the other front, the liver prognosis is poor as 70% of the
liver is damaged(both lobes involved). Docs cannot do anything to the liver
but will try giving her Chemotherapy if she is able to withstand it. My Mom, 
who otherwise is a very courageous woman has been taking all this bravely, so 
far. Not to forget that she was found severely anemic with a very high blood
sugar at the time of diagnosis. 

My mother was here in US with me until 3 weeks ago without showing any obvious 
symptoms regarding this illness. This was diagnosed once she reached back 
in India. I wish, I had taken her to a Doctor despite of her denials
to go and see one, when just 4-5 days before she left, she came down with
temperature. Thinking that this was just a viral thing, she took some
tylenol and took rest. Over the last two days she didn't get any fever,
although felt weak and fatigued. Noone can imagine how much I 
regret for that one time when I listened to her and didn't go to the
Doctor ...

However, this forum has been a great help to me emotionally and has 
directed me to different sources of information regarding my Mom's 
condition, my heart really goes out to you all. Wish all of your the very
best in life. 

Since I would like to seek possibilities to get alternate treatments for my Mom
or have her evaluated as a candidate for clinical trials here in US (pref
in NY or CA), I would like to know if any hospitals/clinics (Govt or Pvt)
have any type of free or subsidized cost methods for these clinical trials or
treatments (even for radiation and chemo) ? FYI, my Mom still is a non-resident 
and may be able to come here as a visitor for now, although I am a US resident.

You all are pretty knowledgeable friends and some of you may have gone through
this process as well. 
Is there a way my Mom can get an insurance here which can cover at least half of 
the cost of her treatment ? Since, most of the insurances do not cover 
pre-existing conditions, are there any that do ?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.


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