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      I get blood tests and a chest xray every 6 months. I don't know where my primary was, but it metastasized to the lymph nodes in my neck so the lungs are a logical place to check.   I think there are some levels measured by blood tests that might indicate further tests are needed and blood tests aren't very expensive.  Some people get CT/PET scans frequently, but they are VERY expensive.

      How is your oncologist?  Is he/she a melanoma specialist?  Have you tried arguing with your insurance company.  The pre-existing condition doesn't sound right and you might just need to appeal their decision.

      Good luck!

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