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donnapetry

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Re:PATIENT ADVOCATE INFORMATION - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:59 AM
Newport - My insurance company wouldn't cover my BRAC testing because I am adopted they said that since I didn't have any history they wouldn't do it, which I think is totally crazy. However, since I had 2 cancers they did end up covering it. I have my onco to thank for informing the BRCA clinic of this.
ER 80% and PR 70%.
DCIS, IDC Diag 4/12/11
Left Mastectomy 3 nodes positive removed 5/26/11
Stage 2, Triple positive (ER 80%, PR 70%, Her2 +3)
Chemo 6/30/11 Carboplatin/Taxotere/Herceptin Completed chemo 10/13/11
BRCA 1 & 2 Negative 
Herceptin for 1 year - completed 5/10/12
Arimidex for 5 years starting 11/3/11
Right simple Masectomy 11/29/12
Take one day at a time and always try to find something positive out of the negative!
Linda O

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Re:PATIENT ADVOCATE INFORMATION - Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:55 PM
Thank you so much Sharonma for posting this info. I wish I had found this site months ago. While I was recovering from my breast cancer surgery and before my 6 weeks of radiation, my boss came to my home and fired me. I had worked at this job for 11 years, always received a raise and bonus, and never was written up on anything. He said they needed someone to be at the job more than what I could do at this time. They then had the nerve to hire a young man for 12 hours a week to do it. I mention age and sex because I am an older woman and wonder how much that had to do with it. Then after a couple of months, they ended up hiring an older woman.  Seems to me someone told them what they needed to do to cover themselves from a discrimination lawsuit. Of course, age and sex are not the only forms of discrimination and I'll be following up with this info on what I can do for their discriminating because of disability.
Again, thank you.  ~Linda O
tracyw52

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Re:PATIENT ADVOCATE INFORMATION - Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:50 PM
Newport CB - I realize your post was awhile ago but I thought people might want to know.  I also have United Healthcare and they covered the test for me.  I do not have a history of breast cancer on my father's side of the family and I was unsure of my mother's side.  I do not know if my age had anything to do with it - I am 43 and have been told several times I pretty young for this.  Maybe they changed their policy recently??  
Nate jacob

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Re:PATIENT ADVOCATE INFORMATION - Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:05 PM
To avoid this situation, plan ahead and discuss various treatment scenarios with your doctor, your family and other advisers.
Keep your eyes on the stars, your feet on the ground.
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