A local Summerville homeless man recently collapsed and was taken by ambulance to the Emergency Room. He was having difficulty breathing as a result of fluid in his chest cavity from an infection and the presence of cancer. Upon further testing in the hospital they found he had a cancerous tumor the size of a baseball in his left lung. He had a chest tube to drain the fluid and was treated for the infection. Upon discharge he was referred to an oncologist who diagnosed him with Stage 3B Lung Cancer, a very serious condition. The local homeless shelter took him in and assisted with getting him plugged into treatment. He is in the process of getting Medicaid but has no insurance at this time nor prescription coverage. He needed several medications as part of his treatment and Change for a Dollar offered to assist with the cost.
Medications at local pharmacy - $150.00