As i understand it, most insurance companies will not insure until sometime after treatment. With surgery it can be three years...without surgery, it is much longer. Usually five years. anyway, the days of getting 500K for 50 bucks a month are over. You are most likely looking at 100K for a couple hundred a month. This is not the tragedy it might seem. It means planning differently. Talk to a financial planner.
I've got 100K through work, but that's it for me!
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.