Hello: After numerous tests, 3 Usx, 1 MRI, 2 CAT, 5 lab and ultrasonic endoscopy. The physicians determined that I have pancreatic cancer. I refused a biopsy because of possibility of seeding. Besides my back hurting, I am a candidate for surgery. They think it is still contained and operable.
WELL, you think that is good news.......UNTIL.......I started calling the cancer centers and unless you have GOOD insurance they WONT TAKE you.!!!
I have AARP Medicare complete plan, No body wants this or MEDICARE. I started receiving Medicare because I was disabled from an accident. This year they convinced me to go with the comprehensive plan, like AARP, Secure Horizons, Humana, they are all taking over the standard Medicare Plan.
since I changed, the AARP plan requires Pre-Auths for everything, I mean everything, which might take a long time. My CAT scan approval took forever.
I am so upset, I have to vent, sorry guys. What is wrong with our country. Unless you have Gazillion dollars, they throw you to the curb. The only surgeon I found here that will take my insurance told me that he has performed only five of these pancreactomies in one year. That REALLY makes me nervous. If I only did something five times in one year, I dont think I would be very good at it. Please, someone help. I need surgery right away, the mass is growing everyday. I need to go to a center in the mainland. I am in Hawaii and willing to travel.