My cousin just had a hysterectomy. Cancer. And it is in her colon too.
I have a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.
It scared me.
So…I made an appointment with my internist. I asked for a slew of blood tests.
Because my whole family has heart disease, I wanted the test called…and I”m NOT kidding…MOTHER FUCKER…which tells you if you carry the gene for heart disease. And I also wanted to get the test to see if I carry the ovarian cancer gene…because apparently it’s genetic. And a few other tests…lipids, cholesterol…etc…
And would you believe…
That insurance does NOT cover the cancer test. Unless…you ALREADY have the cancer.
Not only that but…for us people that want to find out what is going on inside us…the test is flipping expensive!!
Wouldn’t you think that the insurance would be so pro women getting the test…pre-cancer…as a precautionary measure?
I would think that, for an insurance agency, it would be less expensive for a woman to decide, if they are a carrier, to have a hysterectomy and then perhaps some yearly blood work to monitor…
As opposed to…being diagnosed with the stinking disease, THEN… having to get a bunch of your organs removed plus all the other tests and medicines and whatever else goes along with someone who has cancer. Especially when this test could have been available to them at a regular check-up.
I don’t get it.
It doesn’t make a bit of sense to me.
But…I hear that the test isn’t conclusive anyway. There are a lot of false positives. And really, the only way to be sure is to get an ultrasound…which..
So, I guess I’ll ask for an ultrasound.
Screw you Mr. Insurance Company.
I hope the ultrasound is more expensive than the blood test.
Na na na na boo boo!!
Oh…and on a side note…
It’s amazing how many people are doing searches for Kathleen.
This blog usually doesn’t get more that 110 hits/day. But…the last couple of days…over 300! Kathleen…it seems a lot of people are missing you!! Be safe!!