Aug 06, 2013 - 8:51 pm
So you are meeting with your Oncologist four years out with zero evidence of cancer. You have had lung nodules detected in the previous four years but they remain unchanged. Your Insurance company denied your last scans because you were asypmtomatic. Your Oncologist suggests you have a recurrent cough that is creating anxiety. Do you contact the insurance company and request permission for a new scan, (Chest only this time) as required per policy. Do you just choose not to go through the anguish of denial again? Or, big Or, here, do you follow procedure and let the chips fall where they may? I was fine going into this appointment without the scan but now the request of the oncologist raises issues, mainly the why issue. He said it was the right thing to do. Do you agree? This cancer stuff sure is complicated.