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Cancer!! Please help save my wife!

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by The Ming Dynasty, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. The Ming Dynasty

    The Ming Dynasty Contributing Member

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    My wife was just recently diagnosed with Sarcoma cancer.

    Our health care provider, Scott & White Health Plan, will not refer her to M D Anderson even though they know they are way in over-their-heads.

    Please, please, please watch the attached video and share with everyone you know! Whether or not you have cancer or S&W insurance or anyone who does; cancer will affect people you know and this is just the beginning.

    Scott & White will not cover her "in-network" although they do not have the resources to provide her the best treatment.

    Please "Share" this with everyone one you know!!!

    Exposed! Scott & White Health Plan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7lU0oZUe0
    Scott & White Health Plan won't pay to save my life.

    Want to learn more - please visit my wife's blog at www.LisaSmithBlog.com
     
    #1 The Ming Dynasty, Feb 27, 2010
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  2. RocketMadness

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    Oh my, i'm sorry man. I'll pray for your wife and your family that she will beat this.
     
  3. paulftsk

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    I'm so sorry. Your wife will be in my prayers.
     
  4. TreeRollins

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    Try to get as much media attention as possible.
     
  5. MiddleMan

    MiddleMan Contributing Member

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    Maybe you already visit the following sites, but it is worth a try.


    http://www.patientadvocate.org/help.php

    Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/subsite/accesstocare/speak_up.asp

    http://acscan.org/healthcare
     
  6. SirCharlesFan

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    Cliff's notes of how this thread will go:

    Most people will be able to simply give their support.

    Someone will be unable to resist making a political comment.

    Someone will then be able to resist responding with a contrary comment of their own.

    This thread spawns off into D&D land.

    ---

    Hope I'm wrong. I hope things will work out for your family. Let us know if there's anything else we can do...
     
  7. yo

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    How ironic. I could've predicted someone would've given a prediction on how he thought a thread would go.

    Your wife is in my thoughts and you know everyone is behind you.
     
  8. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm
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    I'm really sorry. I hope everything works out for you and your wife. Fight for what you feel is right to get the help you need. Thoughts and prayers
     
  9. Bandwagoner

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    I would make every effort to get her the best of care.

    If anyone makes some d-bag comments I hope we can just delete them instead of move this thread.
     
  10. Pistol Pete

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    I don't know if your insurance plan just has an issue with MD Anderson and does or does not allow for other providers but if they do, you might want to try Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology
     
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  11. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    What grade is her Sarcoma at right now ?

    Prayers to your wife and family.
     
  12. Landlord Landry

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    I hope your wife beats this. Best wishes for you and your family.
     
  13. BenignDMD

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    What type of sarcoma is it? Best of luck man.
     
  14. rocketsjudoka

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    Very sorry to hear that and best of luck to you and your wife with trying to work out things with your insurance company.
     
  15. BasketballReasons

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    Health care is definitely one of the biggest flaws in the American system, I'm sending out my best wishes to your wife.
     
  16. FFz

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    Your wife's blog says she already had the lumpectomy done and they removed 2 lymph nodes. I'm just a stupid medical student, but i thought sarcomas spread by blood and not lymph. Can someone tell me why they did took out 2 lymph nodes?

    Also if you don't mind me asking what kind of sarcoma is it and what is the follow up?
     
  17. fadeaway

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    She should consider switching to a whole foods, plant-based diet. This type of diet has been shown to improve the chances of beating cancer.

    More information can be found in the book, The China Study.
     
  18. white lightning

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    Is is possible to get into MD Anderson without a referral and just pay for the initial visit?
     
  19. Air Langhi

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    I am going guess that is really expensive. Plus I don't now if the hospital would want to take that liability.
     
  20. Codman

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    My prayers are with you and your fam. Many of us on this board, myself included, are still battling cancer.

    I hope for a quick resolve to your struggle.

    Much love your way.
     

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