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lewvino
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/2/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Found out yesterday even after appeal that insurance will not pay for my Levitra prescription. I have enough free samples to last for three weeks.
 
Went to All day Chemist website and looked for Levitra I do not see it listed under the search engine for USA/Canada drugs.
 
What name should I be looking for?

THanks
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 9/2/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
The generic name for it is Vardenafil, Viagra is Sildenafil Citrate, and Cialis is Tadalafil
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
22 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix 30/1/20-.05ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


lewvino
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/2/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!

Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 9/2/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Lewvino.  Just a comment regarding your insurance - mine is the same way.  They pay zip regardless of the reason you need the meds.  I continue to say at some point I'd like to address this - not for me but for the future guys who will come along in our situation.  David
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


zampilot
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/2/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep in mind that patents have not yet expired on any ED drug. Therefore there is no 'generic' equivalent yet licensed or approved. Except by the sellers in India. Yeah, it's spendy but that happens when drug companies need to recover their investment.

lewvino
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/2/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It does seem strange that the insurance companies won't pay for a rehab pill even upon the Dr. Appeal to them. I'm assuming that insurance would pay for a women's breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer treatments.
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex

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