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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.

      5 days ago
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      PatriSolo

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

      5 days ago
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      cards7up

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

      2 days 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

      18 days 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.

      18 days 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!

      18 days ago
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    Throatless asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    Does everyone lose their taste and saliva glands when treated in the throat area?

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      Molly72

      I had my parotid (saliva) gland removed due to a tumor, part of my jaw, ear & neck are permanently numb.
      I still get shivers from the first bite of sharp foods like berries, but no lose of taste. I don't think your glands will re-generate, sorry!

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      Molly, I have a section of my neck, the right side, that is numb also. Mine is numb from the radical neck dissection on that side. The did warn me that I might have a numb neck, and a face draw, and possibly loss of the use of my right arm. I missed all of those except the numbness. So I guess I'm better than I could have been.

      about 1 month ago
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      robynr

      I finished treatment about 1 1/2 months ago. My taste came back but a lot of foods are just not right,some not at all. Dry mouth is biggest problem, it has gotten a bit better. Hoping for more improvement.

      about 1 month ago
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