living with and through leukemia

Posted by Jonathan on 5/26/2016 to Health

Living through Leukemia


Definition:

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. Most blood cells form in the bone marrow. In leukemia, cancerous blood cells form and crowd out the healthy blood cells in the bone marrow.

The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that has become cancerous. For example, acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the lymphoblasts (white blood cells that fight infection). White blood cells are the most common type of blood cell to become cancer. But red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body) and platelets (cells that clot the blood) may also become cancer.

Leukemia occurs most often in adults older than 55 years, and

What to do when "All of a Sudden" your Insurance Company Starts Denying your Claims

Posted by jonathan on 5/12/2016 to News
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Imagine!  You are in the middle of life saving treatments for..... say, Breast / Colon/ Brain cancer.  The insurance has approved everything and, all of a sudden, they stop.

 Imagine! The only way to monitor your disease progression is via PET/CT, but insurance denies the request.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Imagine that your oncologist fought with the insurance company's doctors and all he got was “that you no longer meet criteria”.  Criteria?