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Re: Recommended Tests

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      Don't like to get into politics on this Board but one thing I read, is that in 2011 Obamacare will change the pre-existing rule.  Others might be more up on that, or you might want to do a search for more information.

      At stage 2B, watch and wait , would be your recommended course.  I would suspect most Onc would recommend 6 month Pet and Cat scans to start.  I would certainly go for the Pet scan and Lung X'ray.  See a dermatologist  on a regular basis. 

      An appeal on the pre-existing condition ruling might be worth while if you didn't get you insurance after your diagnosis.

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