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?