I discovered in November of last year that I had breast cancer. I found a small lump in my left breast and got it checked out right away. I had a biopsy and then a mastectomy. My surgery was Dec. 17, 2008. I made a very quick recovery, got to go to my mom`s for Christmas, which really made me and everyone else feel good. My oncologist suggested that I have an Oncotype Recurrency Score done by a lab in California. She said that if my score was low, I would not need chemo. I would take Tamoxafin for several years, ect. This sounded great to me. The only drawback was that the test was very expensive. We decided to have it done and based on those results, I did not have chemo.
My insurance company will not pay for any part of the test. They said that it was not proven????????? As I understand, Medicare will even pay for this test.
I have read articles about this test, and it seems to be a standard test for certain types of tumors.
Is there anyone out there who has had this experience? What can I do about it. The California lab`s appeals have all failed.