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Insurance approved my treatment of Avastain and Abraxene

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meena1
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Looks like my insurance will be covering my treatment of Avastain, they are stating that they never denied it even though i have a copy of the denial letter. I believe it was because I called them and told them I was going to contact the media and let them know that they are denying FDA approved treatment for breast cancer for one of their employees. My nurse said the insurance company called them on Friday and said they never denied treatment, and that they wanted to talk to my oncologist. He spoke to them today and i believe i will be starting Thursday! Finally, some good news! Take care

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Ritzy
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This is just the best news ever Meena! Thank God that you can now get the best chemo to help you in your fight! I am so happy for you!

This is beyond good news, it is great news!

Sue :)

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carkris
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Yes! Yes! yes!!!!!!! P.S. Ritzy I laugh evertime I see your kitty!

New Flower
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Congratulations. Good luck with Chemo on Thursday. Wishing you minimal side effects.

I like the tail, it makes me smile too

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Thanks Carkris and New Flower! It makes me smile just knowing that you like my tail!

I will keep swinging away! LOL It is funny!

Sue :)

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Bella Luna
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The is wonderful news, Meena! Congratulations on getting your meds approved! I wish you the best of luck with your treatment.
BL

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Alexis F
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This is the best news Meena! I am thrilled for you!

Wishing you good luck with your chemo.

Post so that we know how you are.

Lex♥

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Kylez
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Wonderful news, just wonderful! Good luck Meena!

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Sooooo Happy for You.

I know you are relieved.

Hugs

Donna

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DianeBC
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This is such good news Meena! So happy and relieved! Praying for you!

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HeartofSoul
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Good news Meena. good work. do you know if they will cover the other chemo med (Abraxane)?

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chenheart
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Meena! This is just what I wanted to hear!!! I love the "double-speak" of insurance companies, don't you? OMG~ they should be so ashamed of themselves! I have often said there is no way that any of the CEO's or any other higher-up muckety-mucks would have denied for a nano-second anyone in their families.

Ok, enough of the rant and rave! I am so glad that your treatment was approved~ I got approval today for my PET scan, and will be having that on Monday afternoon. Though my liver biopsy does not need prior approval, I am still waiting on an appointment to get that done before my oncologist can work out my chemo schedule...

Congrats for not taking this one lying down~ you go, girl! YAY

Hugs,
Chen♥

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This is the news I wanted to see on here Meena! Congrats for fighting them and winning!

Hugs,

Megan

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Meena, I was telling my husband about this just yesterday, he was livid! During all my cancer battles he has been my warrior calling on my behalf and getting things done so I did not have to deal with it, he knows how fat headed insurance companies can be. Way to go girl sticking to your guns and letting them know you were not going to take this type of callus treatment from such a mindless machine known as \"insurance\". I am happy beyond works for you and I plan to share the good news with My Guy shortly.

Hugs to you!!!

♥ RE ♥

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Oh Meena...I am so thankful to God that this got turned around for you. Please keep us posted with your treatments. How many do you have to do? God Bless and know I will continue to pray for you.
Lorrie

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I am so thankful to Meena! This is great news! You must be beaming!

Hugs, Angie

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So happy Meena to read this good news about your chemo going forward!

Hugs, Leeza

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Have you had your chemo treatment yet Meena? I hope it went ok if you did!

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Happy Dance time!!!

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jnl
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What great news Meena! We have all been praying for this!

You go girl!

Hugs, Leeza

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Meena... I am so happy that issue is now behind you. As if you don't have enough to deal with, insurance companies are such a pain in the arse... ugh... good for you for not taking their cr*p.... I think it would be funny to see some of those CEO's in a room full of us pink sisters... could you imagine??? They would be tard and feathered....

I am so glad this hurtle is behind you and you can now focus you energy on treatment!

♥ & hugs,

~T

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lynn1950
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Good news at last. Hope everything continues to go your way. xoxoxoxo Lynn

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Nice job of making your employers come to their senses and pony up for the treatments you need... obviously, you're not quite the shrinking violet you claim to be! =) With an attitude like yours, there's no way that this latest round of the devil is going to beat you this time, either.

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Dawne.Hope
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That is super news, meena! :)

It's been said, but way to stick to your guns, girl!

Soooooooo relieved that this is behind you! Now you can just focus on getting through the treatment and letting it do what it was intended to do ... kick some cancer a**!

Blessings and peace,
dh

karinna
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Meena, this is wonderful news. I am so glad for you. Will be thinking of you on Thursday and praying for you tomorrow when I light my candle.

Blessings,
Karinna

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I agree with Aortus. WTK A@@! Very happy for you now Meena!

survivorbc09
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LOL Aortus!

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You GO, girl!!!

I had to do the same with my insurance. Threaten to call the Insurance Commission. They were ignoring a STAT request for referral to my surgeon...I strongly pointed out that STAT was checked on the form...and that that meant that they had 24 hours to respond...it had been 3 days....Magically, it was approved within hours...I HATE insurance overseers!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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camsgram
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Way to go Meena! Never stop

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Sooooooooooo happy to see this, continue on fighting and winning!!!

(stupid insurance companies)

My best to yoy meena, Love Ronda

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Be sure to keep us updated Meena on how you are doing with your chemo treatments.

Hoping for no side effects for you!

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natly15
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Meena you go girl! I am so happy pink sister to hear your news. BC can take some of our energy but it will never take our "Spirit". You stood up to the insurance machine. Bravo! How dare they deny you and then deny that they did!

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Way to go, Meena. I am happy that you brought them to their senses and are now able to begin your treatments to rid your body of this beast. This is more proof to all of us that you MUST be your own advocate. I shutter to think about all of our meek sisters out there that just don't have it in them to fight the insurance giants. Good luck on your treatments and I, too, will be thinking of all of us tonight as we unite in our candle ceremony.

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Great news Meena! So happy that they finally approved it. Good luck with the chemo and be sure and keep posting to let us know how you are doing!

Hugs, Debby

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Such wonderful news! What a crying shame that you have to waste your precious energy fighting the creeps! I am sooooo happy for you.

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Christmas Girl
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Kudos to you for not giving up!

With very best wishes as you move forward, and...

Kind regards, Susan

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Good for you, Meena. You reacted swiftly and smartly to the crass/immoral insurance decision. You showed that you fight for your rights and protection; the company will think twice before trying something like that on you again.

Now, I hope you are going to enjoy the beach and the waves, just as you described.

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You did it Meena! You should be proud of yourself! It is sad that we have to fight like this for treatment, but, you did, and, it worked!

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Alexis F
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I don't know why I am double posting now. grrrrr LOL

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Marcia527
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It's too bad we have to jump thru hoops to get the treatment we need but you did good.

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meena1
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NEVER take an Insurance denial as the final word. If you have to, get info to back you up and tell them you will go to the media...then do it!

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I'm really glad this situation turned around. Chemo is a weird thing to be happy about, but it's gonna save your life because you've done it before and you're gonna do it again. I just know it:)

Victoria

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Ritzy
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Thanks for this advice Meena! I will certainly keep it stored in my brain should I ever need to use it.

Congrats again!

Sue :)

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meena1
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LOL, yeah it is funny strange that I am happy about going into chemo! Such is our life...

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Ritzy
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You are going to have a great life Meena!

I am just happy that you are happy!

Be sure and keep posting to let us know how you do!

When do you start chemo, or, do you know yet?

Sue :)

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It is funny strange Meena, but, you knew what you needed to do and you did it!

WTG! We are sometimes stronger than even we realize.

Wishing you an easy time with your chemo.

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You are a hero and a fighter Meena! If my insurance would ever deny a claim, I will always remember you and how you fought them and won! You are an inspiration to all of us!

Hugs, Angie

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You showed great strength Meena! Very happy for you!

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