Author Topic: Aetna Cancer Insurance  (Read 1539 times)

Supermom

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Aetna Cancer Insurance
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:23:05 pm »
Does anyone know whether these benign AN tumors are still considered cancer and whether cancer insurance would provide its payout?  I have been recently diagnosed and am awaiting my scheduled surgery. I have cancer insurance and thought hey, if I have to go through brain surgery, it would be nice to get something for it. Of course I can call and continue to search but right now, with how bad I feel, I thought I deserve to take an easy route. Thanks for any help.

Diagnosed 12/23/16, 20mm
Awaiting surgery with Chang/Blevins at Stanford

ANSydney

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Re: Aetna Cancer Insurance
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 04:29:31 pm »
This is from http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/brain-tumours/understanding-cancer/types-of-brain-tumour/acoustic-neuromas.html

Understanding acoustic neuromas. ... An acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour that usually grows slowly. A benign tumour can cause problems as it grows by pressing on surrounding tissue. But, unlike a malignant (cancer) tumour, it can't spread from where it started to other parts of the brain.

It doesn't look as if an AN is considered cancer.

Supermom

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Re: Aetna Cancer Insurance
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 06:37:47 pm »
Thank you. I was able to dig up my policy and it concurs. I appreciate your reply.
Diagnosed 12/23/16, 20mm
Awaiting surgery with Chang/Blevins at Stanford

Willbur

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Re: Aetna Cancer Insurance
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 12:55:15 pm »
Def not cancer or we would most likely all be dead  ;D ;D ;D.
Diagnosed@29
10/13/16 - 21x23x19
1/16/17 - 22x23x19
1/24 - Surgery Successful
3/6 - MRI/CT Scan No Regrowth

 


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