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    Beverley asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Spotting 1 YR, 4 Months After Total Hyserectomy

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      cam32505

      I had uterine cancer. I was told any bleeding was a reason to be seen immediately. There is no uterus to bleed from, so it has to be coming from something else. Of course, it could be an infection, but it should be checked out, thoroughly.

      10 months ago
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      You definitely need to get a second opinion. Keep seeking and asking questions until you get the answers that give you peace of mind. Much luck to you.

      9 months ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      I agree. The first thing my oncologist has asked at every appointment since my hysterectomy is if I'm having any bleeding. It might be nothing, but as Grace said, a 2nd opinion is giong to put your mind at rest. If that doc agrees, then I'd just keep an eye on things and make sure everyone knows if there are changes. And if there is a differing opinion, you can get the treatment you need. I hope it's in the "it's nothing" camp.

      9 months ago
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    Beverley asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Genetic Testing

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      geekling

      This saves the insurance company zillions of dollars in incurred costs had these tests not been run as you would have check ... You reduced your stress thereby doing what you can for your well being. Overloads and stresses cost big buckaroos to treat. So the doctor's advise, in fact his prescription is what ought to rule.

      Congratulations on proving the strength of epigenetics and not having mutated genes.

      If folks won't work with you as you continue to negotiate with insurance (which is a most shameful thing for you to be made to do while you are not @ 100%) remind folks that if they ruin your credit they will need to sell the debt and, 5 years later, you can buy it back @ 10%-20% on the dollar.

      It is in everybody's best interest to get insurance to pay.

      over 1 year ago
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      Bb31565

      Call the company who did the test and speak with them.......they could possible help

      over 1 year ago
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      ghorselady

      All good suggestions. For everybody who has not had this done: A new company called Color Genomics (spelling??) will do the test for BRCA and some other genes for $245.00. You don't need a prescription. They will provide one. They do accept insurance payments or you may want to pay yourself rather than deal with the hassle. You don't need a medical reason. Curiosity will suffice. They will provide a genetic counseling session on the phone for up to an hour included in the price. They send you a kit, you spit into it and send it in with their packaging. It takes a while. Mine took 12 weeks and they told me that is normal. However, I now know that I don't have any of the mutations. Doesn't make any difference to my cancer, however. I have a friend who was adopted so doesn't know her family history. Insurance won't pay. She will be doing this as soon as she has the money. p.s. they make you pay up front. you can use a credit card.

      over 1 year ago