Foundation One Testing Question
When I first joined this group after initial diafgnosis, someone recommended having Founadtion One test done at the front end after surgery so I reqiested this from GO. This was before I had surgery and final path.
I recently messaged their office to inquire about this and they nurse said they had to get my pslides back from MDA where I had a second opinion. The nurse also told me that inusrance usually will not cover FO testing unless you have had a recurrence but that they would still submit for a prior approval. I asked her to find out for me what my cost would be if insurance does not cover. She got back to me with an amount and I told her I could think about it and get backl to them.
There may have been a disconnect somewhere as I got a call from FO today to tell me they got my order (although the person did not know if they got my sample) but told me that my insurance is out of network plus they do not know upfront if they will cover so I asked this perosn what my cost would be and she gave me an amount conisderably higher than my GO nurse.
She said the price I was told is the Meducare price but I am not on Medicare. I have insurance through my employer. She gave me a number for Client Services to call tomorrow but I contacted the nurse who gave me the origonal cost and she said she knew that the amount she told me was the cash price and that it was what was told to her by the rep they work with and she would look into it tomorrowas well as if my tissue sample had already been sent and if I have option to stop the test if they already received.
My question to all the smart women here is not so much about the cost (which I will have to decide on based on what I find out as I feel like my insuramce will not pay) but is this soemthing I should be doing now being 1B3 ?
Is it so if I were ever to have a recurrence I would already know the markers etc and an idea of what treatment would work or not?
If I did not do this now but had a recurrence later would they normally do another biopsy and send that tissue vs the original?
I searched to find the post from the person who recommended doing this at thr front end but I cannot find it.
Also is this just opening up Pandora's Box and could there be info I don't wnat to know about now ?
Any insights would be apprecaited. Many thanks.
- All Discussion Boards
- 6 CSN Information
- 6 Welcome to CSN
- 121.4K Cancer specific
- 2.8K Anal Cancer
- 442 Bladder Cancer
- 307 Bone Cancers
- 1.6K Brain Cancer
- 28.5K Breast Cancer
- 395 Childhood Cancers
- 27.9K Colorectal Cancer
- 4.6K Esophageal Cancer
- 1.1K Gynecological Cancers (other than ovarian and uterine)
- 12.9K Head and Neck Cancer
- 6.3K Kidney Cancer
- 669 Leukemia
- 788 Liver Cancer
- 4.1K Lung Cancer
- 5.1K Lymphoma (Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin)
- 234 Multiple Myeloma
- 7.1K Ovarian Cancer
- 55 Pancreatic Cancer
- 487 Peritoneal Cancer
- 5.3K Prostate Cancer
- 1.2K Rare and Other Cancers
- 533 Sarcoma
- 715 Skin Cancer
- 646 Stomach Cancer
- 190 Testicular Cancer
- 1.5K Thyroid Cancer
- 5.8K Uterine/Endometrial Cancer
- 6.3K Lifestyle Discussion Boards