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    Insurance battle

    Hello, my mom has SCLC with mets to the abdomin and nasal cavity daignosed on 12/24/2010. Last Monday we discovered her chemo was not having any affect on the tumor in her sinus and she needed radiation to this area. She was supposed to start that treatment today, BUT we received a call Friday afternoon that her inusrance had not authorized the treatment yet. She was on the phone most of the day on Friday and again this morning and it is STILL not resolved. We are very frustrated without this, the tumor has the chance to spread to her brain and then it will be too late. She has private insurance for which she's paid premiums on for years and until she got sick never really used. Since when do people with no medical experience sitting behind a desk get to say what is the best treatment for a patient? ( on a side note, I am a medical assistant and fight with insurance companies on a daily basis for my patients) Any one else have a similar issue? Thanks, Cora
  2. It's strange to share sometimes,but my family has been deeply affected by this disease. 1994 my grandmother passed from SCLC age 49 2001 My Great aunt passed from Non small cell with mets to the brain age 61 2005 Great aunt passed from non small cell age 52 2008 My grandfather passed from SCLC age 62 2009Great Uncle passed from Non small cell age 60 2010 mother diagnosed with extensive small cell with mets to the abdomial wall and nasal passages age 47. she did eight round of chemo with trial drug amrubicin tens days of spot radiation and is now on another medication we have not had another scan to see how the drug is doing. The next step is to see the drug delevopment unit at Sarah Cannon in Nashville.
  3. Hello, I am new to this site. December 24,2010 my mom was diagnosed with smalll lung cancer. She is the sixth person in my family to have lung cancer and we are currently trying our second trial drug in eight months.
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