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   Posted 1/2/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am still in the process of deciding open v robotic and have several appointments this month. I have not seen anything on this forum concedrning the question of insurance. I believe I have a fairly good policy "Blue" . What has been everyone's experience. When do you deal with this? Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4, 3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 1/2/2007 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I also have "Blue" and they do cover the robotic procedure. I had no problems with the insurance and the surgery did not cost me anything.

Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 1/3/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barrister,

I am covered by another plan, but there were no problems. We did check in advance to see if the DaVinci procedure was covered.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

ed from pa
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   Posted 1/4/2007 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
You should be fine. My work cancelled my insurance the week before i had surgey, they said that they covered my testicular cancer treatment and operation in the Spring of 06, and they could not pay the premium for december. I picked up cobra, so i was covered. Still a little tough, no pay coming in, Christmas around the corner, and a big fat premium to pay. But guess what i am cured of cancer, that is all that matters. The insurance covered everything, praise God!!!!!!!
ed fro pa
Jesus Christ Big C
cancer small c

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   Posted 1/4/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   

You are such a good soul.

Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 1/4/2007 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there my friend! I beleive the man up stairs has a special plan in mind for you!
Sorry Barrister, I didn't mean to step on your question. I have Blue too, but I didn't when I had surgery so I don't know the answer. But I think you will be OK!
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  

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