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Social Security approved!

tgraycoleman
  • By tgraycoleman · New reply 7:57 am
  • 7 replies
  • Hello everyone: Just wanted to let everyone know i completed my application last week for SS disability. and exactly one week later I was approved! Ovarian Cancer is on the compassionate allowance list ...

social security???

nab219
  • By nab219 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Does anyone the specific rules for ovca and social security ...

Life insurance questions

cbibat
  • By cbibat · New reply March 17, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • This seems like a silly question. But.... I was recently laid off from work. Have a life insurance policy from my employer. Looked into 'porting' or converting it. Got the info back - if I want to 'port ...

Insurance issues with having genetic testing..

Mamamcspud
  • By Mamamcspud · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hello lovely brave ladies and family members. My sister who was recently diagnose aged 35 with ovarian cancer stage 3 serous cell has asked to look into any potentially negative impact her having brca1/2 ...

So bummed Lap Pushed back till next week

rfs78
  • By rfs78 · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Well I went in for my pre-op appointment this morning and had 4 vials of blood drawn only to get a call from my Doctors office at 4pm telling me they have to postpone my laparoscopy until next week. Apparently ...

Medical insurance denied for Avastin

Dolly30
  • By Dolly30 · New reply December 7, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hello ladies, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last December, she was put on carbo/taxol which ended May of this year, her CT scans 2 weeks ago looked go, althouh her CA125 jumped from ...

best insurance for national coverage

marilyngood
  • By marilyngood · New reply November 20, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • hi there, I'm researching various insurance plans that can be used throughout the US. I have Kaiser and have recieved good treatment from them but I am researching various clinical trials and anywhere ...

Check Your Health Plans

Marnel
  • By Marnel · New reply November 9, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I just found out, by accident, that my cancer clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will no longer be a preferred provider in 2014. It will be considered out of network and the costs will be huge. Apparently ...

Insurance and Cryoablation - need info please!

Raven_Play
  • By Raven_Play · New reply October 5, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Hi, HELP PLEASE. Do any of you know of a woman with ovarian cancer who got metastasis to the liver and had cryoablation (aka cryosurgery) that was covered by Medicare, or specifically by Blue Cross of ...

Changing Insurance and need new Dr.'s in Phoenix Arizona

Garyann
  • By Garyann · New reply October 2, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My husband is changing jobs which means changing insurance. Currently all of my Dr's are at Mayo Clinic Arizona. All of whom I love but the new insurance will not cover me continuing to go to them. So ...

Looking for a job...

corbett
  • By corbett · New reply August 6, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • Hi Sisters, have a question about looking for work post cancer. I left work as a kitchen co-ordinator in a palliative care hospice when I initially got ill. My job was secure for when I was ready to return ...

Need feedback,, how has PET scan coverage impacted you?

Laurel-J
  • By Laurel-J · New reply July 27, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I've been asked for a comment for an upcoming newsletter article of how Medicare coverage has impacted/assisted in patient treatment and management. I know many have had scans covered by Medicare, first ...

Newly diagnosed

Redcatlover
  • By Redcatlover · New reply July 10, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I am newly diagnosed with stage III ovca. I am confused about SSD. If I file for social security disability is it true you can not receive Medicare for 2 years? I am currently working 30 hours per week ...

SSDI question

bbell360
  • By bbell360 · New reply July 9, 2013
  • 32 replies
  • I need to ask a silly question. I was working as a hospice aid this past April when I was diagnosed with stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. I was told that I would not be able to work any longer and my last client ...

Medicare limiting PT scans

Dakotadreamer
  • By Dakotadreamer · New reply July 1, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Yesterday at a support group my sister attends, someone said that Medicare will no longer cover as many PT scans, such as the "routine" every-3-month follow up. The sense is that insurance companies will ...

No insurance

tegan
  • By tegan · New reply June 5, 2013
  • 21 replies
  • I am 55 years old and live in Florida. I have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after going to the emergency room and having 7 liters of ascites drained from my abdomen on May 4. This all comes ...

Insurance coverage of HE4 test in Idaho

jendel
  • By jendel · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My insurance company, Blue Cross of Idaho has denied coverage of HE4 tests. Their explanation is that it is not shown to prolong life. They cover CA125 so it doesn't make sense to me that they dont cover ...

Possible help paying for Neulasta

MyDay
  • By MyDay · New reply April 5, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Some of you may already know about this but I thought I'd post it just in case. I was researching ways to get financial relief in different areas for my mom's OVC care - and for my father with Alzheimer's ...

Age and Obamacare Restrictions

wallinjh
  • By wallinjh · New reply March 29, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • I will be 76 this year and have seen posts in other areas about meds and treatments that were covered under Medicare being denied at 76. I have been in chemo since The return of my ovarian cancer in 2010 ...

READERS COMMENTS ON NY TIMES ARTICLE OVC 3/12

grateful2012
  • By grateful2012 · Posted March 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • WHAT WE CAN DO FOR OUR SISTERS WITHOUT INSURANCE? sandi526, La Crescenta, CA wrote in TNY readers comments: It's a very long story but in short I got very lucky. I met a colleague of this doctor who arranged ...

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