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    Pet scan on my brithday today. Hope it gives me reason to celebrate.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      We are all wishing the best for you on your Pet Scan and NO Glowing Red Dots!

      over 3 years ago
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    Bonbon123 asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Anyone else having re occuring uti's and yeast infections after radation and chemo ??

    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      yes on UTI's, aren't all the SE to cancer treatments an adventure sometimes. ;-) ugh!
      I have actually had a variety of infections after all the radiation and chemos, but it is all good because at least I am surviving the cancers.
      good luck to you!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

      over 3 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Yes, I had uti after radiation treatment (possibly due to dehydration?) After that, I had 3 chemos and had to take antibiotices everytime I had chemo. I have had 1 since I completed treatment. Ironically, I had never had a uti in my life before cancer. But, when I had my surgery, my onc said I had a uti, but nobody offered me any antibiotics for it. How crazy is that? I just think we have to know our own bodies and push for the treatment.

      over 3 years ago
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      Bees

      Yes, I had one for 8 months straight. Antibiotics would get rid of it for a day or two, then it would come right back. Finally, I went to my urologist and he put me one 1000mg of Vitamin C with 1gm of Hiprex taken together 2X/ day. Not had one since and it has been about 4 months now:) Ask your Dr. about it. Hope this helps.

      Bees

      over 3 years ago
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    Bonbon123 asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    insurance won't pay for pet scan

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    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      You need to file an appeal. If your insurance is through your employer, contact human resources and let them know what's going on. They may have a rep specifically to deal with insurance companies and will fight this for you. Your doctor is probably familiar with this response from insurance companies, and will be able/happy to supply you with the paperwork for your appeal. Sometimes insurance companies turn down requests for a specific treatment just as a matter of course and haven't even looked at your specific request; sometimes a low-level employee is making decisions that someone higher up the ladder should be making.

      I've had a few major illnesses, and have had most (!) preliminary requests for treatment turned down -- and this includes everything from a simple prescription alteration (smaller dose pills instead of the larger are more expensive, but my doc wanted to alter the dosage gradually) to major emergency room procedures (life threatening reaction to a new med). This may be the first time you have to go through the appeals process, but it won't be the last. You'll get good at this!

      over 3 years ago
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      Joachima

      Yes, I had a similar problem. A suspicious area was noted on a cat scan, my oncologist ordered a pet scan, and my insurance denied it. My doctor persisted & appealed a couple of times until it was finally approved. I was told that my particular insurance requires a cat scan first, then a pet scan only if they feel it is necessary. I was further told that a pet scan is not considered a true indicator for the type of cancer I had (endometrial sarcoma), so that is why the insurance companies won't approve it automatically.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      DJS has it right. I work in the med insurance field, and your best bet is to file an appeal. If there is no specific liaison in your HR dept, I'd suggest calling the insurance carrier and asking for the appeal procedure. Generally, you write a letter explaining the situation. I'd also recommend getting a letter from your doctor explaining why he/she is ordering that specific test instead of something like a CT scan. Supporting medical notes can be helpful -- like if you are getting a 2nd PET scan and your doctor want to compare the same kind of test results. When calling the carrier, do NOT let the customer service rep get nasty w/you -- if they do, ask for a supervisor; they have no vested interest in whether the appeal is approved. Likewise, getting nasty w/a CSR won't get you far, as the CSR has no power other than to supply you with information -- they are not making the decision.

      over 3 years ago
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    Going for another pet scan staying worried that it is coming back .. Hope i'm wrong ...

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    Celebration (Remission): Think it might be gone but have scans every 3 monthd.

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