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    LisaR asked a questionStomach Cancer

    Air Ambulance - Have you had to be life-flighted to the hospital due to an emergency with your cancer?

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm the one who works for a medical TPA. LWC asked if air ambulance is covered by insurance. Most of our plans do cover air ambulance, but there is often a decent size copay before getting in to deductible (all our plans are PPO -- we are not an HMO). Huh, just checked my own coverage and it's actually 75% after deductible w/no copay. I do know that bills for air transport are generally HUGE! If I were out in the middle of nowhere, $100 might be worth it. I'm less than 10 minutes by car from my hospital of choice, so I don't think I would do it.

      17 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      @BuckeyeShelby, thanks for the insight!!

      16 days ago
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      BoiseB

      My Medical System has it's own helicopter service. My father was airlifted from one hospital in the system to another. This was covered by his insurance. It was government insurance not Medicare. I don't know what the co-pay was though

      16 days ago
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    LisaR asked a questionStomach Cancer

    Friday the 13th, are you superstitious?

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      BarbarainBham

      Cancer is biological, which is not related to luck or superstition. Something makes our cells divide or reproduce incorrectly. Scientists are working hard right now to find out how to correct the cell problem.

      Most cancer is not hereditary. Being inactive and being overweight (diet) have been found to be related to cancer recurrence.

      3 months ago
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      Molly72

      Barb, my first cancer appeared when I was about 23, I was quite active & not overweight. I was a competitive swimmer.
      Then 50 years later, still active & a little overweight, I got my 2nd., 3rd., & 4th., cancers. Now I am not active because of several serious medical issues. They do not allow me to physically do much at all. It is very frustrating & about all I can manage is restorative yoga.

      So perhaps cancer is due to many issues and conditions.

      3 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Molly, yes, that's a great way to put it. I was only stating sure things to dispute "luck." I left out sun damage and many other things.

      3 months ago
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