My brother has been battling against cancer (Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor) since July. He's had cycles of chemotherapy since. Last November 20th, Wednesday was his surgery to remove the tumor. It was a successful operation.
His hospital bill as of November 21st is (in Philippine Peso)163,651 (or $3,214). His medical HMO/insurance is maxed out because of his chemotherapy sessions.