Jan 10, 2012 - 9:32 am
I was recently diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma and the only effective lifesaving treatment for my unique case is Proton Beam Therapy. My tumor was attached to the back of my esophagus. Conventional radiation treatment would subject my heart and lungs to a dangerous amount of radiation. We are battling Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They consider proton therapy investigational. Has anyone gone up against a huge insurance company? My case will be going to an external appeal soon. If it is denied I will have to pay $60,000 for my treatment. This is a very emotional and needless to say stressful experience for me.