My Treatment, My Choice
My TREATMENT My CHOICE...
Today, many insurance companies are making life-changing decision when it comes to your health. August 23, 2018, I received the devastating news that my breast cancer had returned and metastasized to multiple areas of my body, particularly my thoracic spine. Although grounded in faith, my trusted medical oncologist and I discussed a treatment plan best suited for me, a newly diagnosed stage 4 cancer patient filled with HOPE to FIGHT and WIN!
On September 4, 2018, United Healthcare (UHC) rendered a final decision to deny a medically accepted treatment drug. Xgeva (denosumab) is an injection antibody used to treat bone problems as a result of cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the bones. Even after (2) peer to peer consults with UHC, they deny covering the expense of the drug. However, what is most appalling, disingenuous, and simply inhumane; UHC instead recommended that my oncologist use another drug (Zometa) which has been proven to cause bone fractures? PAUSE! Why is UHC recommending different treatment drugs opposite of the recommendation of my physician who knows my medical history? They have NO right, neither do they have my permission to play with my life or with the lives of ANY patient.
All too often, we silence our voices to norms, and we normalize things that are wrong until that very thing begins to impact our lives. We have every right to STAND and Speak OUT!
YOUR VOICE IS POWERFUL! Together, we can make a change.
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