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Issues getting insurance 5 years out #195735
02-17-2018 09:09 PM
02-17-2018 09:09 PM
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My husband is thankfully 5 years out from his oral cancer battle, doing amazingly well. We'd love to buy long term care insurance, but of course they are still freaking out about his 2012 stage 4 base of tongue cancer diagnosis. Has anyone else been able to buy long term healthcare insurance after surviving their cancer battle? Thank you, Ana


wife/caregiver to Vince, dx 4/12 Stage IV BOT HPV+ SCC, poorly diff.; T4N2cMo; U of C; Clinical trial, Everolimus; 6 wks ind. chemo (Cetuximab, Cisplatin & Taxol), 50 x IMRT, 75 gy chemorad w/5FU, Hydrea & Taxol; 5 years out, thankfully still NED
Re: Issues getting insurance 5 years out [Re: AnaD] #195795
03-02-2018 11:00 AM
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The only way I was able to get covered was through my employer. I was 12 or 13 years out from my first diagnosis and no policies were available as an individual with an oral cancer history

If you are able to find a company that does provide insurance please share.

Thanks and good luck


1997 SCC Tumor on tongue - Partial Glossectomy
1997 Met to Lymph
Radical Neck Dissection / 2nd Partial Glossectomy
6 weeks chemo and radiation
Brachytherapy
2011 Stroke
2014 Recurrence SCC at Base of Tongue / Hemi-glossectomy
Free Flap reconstruction from thigh
PEG Tube inserted
6 weeks radiation
Trisimus
Pump Feed
Permanent Issues with speech and swallowing


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