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STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 5/5/2011 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I met with my radiation oncologist 4 weeks ago yesterday when the decision was made for SRT. We did the layout work as soon as tax season ended and were scheduled to start radiation a week ago today. The insurance company has yet to give the go ahead. I was told, yesterday, that the case management people hired to review the medical side of things finally said the treatment plan looks good. Naturally, in the middle of this, I got a notice that my insurance is going up 50%. Color me one happy camper. mad

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/5/2011 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Who is your health insurance carrier? I couldn't imagine a delay like this just for insurance reason. When I went for SRT consultation, my BCBS had already approved the treatment before I even decided on an RO to work with. Good luck.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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