Apr 09, 2013 - 11:25 am
I finished treatment Oct 2011 and received a pet scan 12.31.11 and no signs of cancer. My doctor recommended another pet scan 12.12 as normal follow up during my two years and Aetna denied the claim. My colo rectal doctor said a pet scan was a good idea in addition to the anoscopy and said to discuss with oncologist. Visited the oncologist last week and said they cannot get approval so am going for a CT scan with contrast.
I spoke with the insurance company and since no problems/symptoms besides the normal post treatment side effects they will not approve.
Has this been the case with others here? I had another insurer when I went through my original treatment and they processed all claims and approved everything without question.
I feel like I am cured but there is always that nagging feeling in the back of your mind. I know this type of cancer there is very little worry of recurrence, etc. Thanks for your response.