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    Throatless asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    Does your doctor give you confidence that you will win your fight?

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      Lynne-I-Am

      Walked out on my family doctor who , six years ago, gave me up to two years to live and I have not been back. My specialist was very frank with me. I had told him I did not want him sugarcoating anything. He told me the treatments would be tough, I may not be able to finish them, and there were no guarantees going forward. but he also told me there was hope, and that meant everything.

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      I'm glad to hear everyone's experiences with this. I've had both kinds of doctors, negative and positive too. I don't let the negative ones be negative for too long. I will make them happy up!

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I love my oncologist! I feel like i am going to see a friend.

      about 1 month ago
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    Throatless asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    I read an article about Eddie Money having to stop treatment due to complications

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      GregP_WN

      I saw that news piece about Eddie too. I hope he pulls out of it. I love his show, love his music. The last band I played in done 2 Tickets to Paradise, a fun song to play. We wish him the best in what's going to be a difficult fight, with or without complications.

      2 months ago
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      PatriSolo

      That is why I have always done complimentary care to keep up overall health and immune system.

      2 months ago
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      cards7up

      He has heart issues totally unrelated but needed to be treated before continuing his cancer tx.

      2 months ago
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    Throatless asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    How long does it take for an insurance approval to be done for you?

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      Created07

      See if your oncologist will intervene

      3 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      I have a similar situation happening. I need an infected wisdom tooth cut out. It's such a delicate procedure for me because of having had radiation twice in my life on the jaw bone. My bones are brittle and all the rest of my teeth have been taken out. My oral surgeon won't take it out in the clinic like they did all the rest. It has to be done in an operating room due to the risk of my lower jawbone breaking. I've been waiting for about 4 weeks myself. I just heard from the insurance company this week that they will cover part of the bill but not $4,700.00 of it. Which is better than I thought. So now I'm waiting again to hear from the oral surgery dept. It's a good thing I'm not having a heart attack or stroke or something that would be deemed an emergency.

      3 months ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      That's tricky. I work for a medical TPA. Most of our policies would deny the claim. Have you already sent in an appeal? And yeah, appeals can take a while. Our appeals dept was WAY behind for a while -- I think it's better now... I hope your policy has a provision for dental for accident or illness and can get it punched through for you. Good luck!

      3 months ago
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