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my nephew in new jersey...
my nephew in new jersey has seen a few docs, specialists and is now with an oncologist team. he has 3 potential diagnosis,
one is the blood artharitis, or rumitoid artharitis or bone marrow cancer.
it's been decided that the only way to determine which one is to have a pet scan. however, he is getting pushback on having it now. the other problem is if he has it before end of dec. his insurance will pay. if Jan1 forward it will cost him $6k.
How can he make this happen, what recourse does he have with the physcian group that he is working with.??
bot***** *****ne how does he get the test b y dec. 31???
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

I'm not sure what you mean by blood arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis can be checked with blood test such as rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies.

bone marrow cancer can be confirmed by a medical oncologist doing a bone marrow biopsy and sending out the cells for evaluation.

a PET/CT scan may not be helpful

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok thanks something sounds fishy here with their doc group. i will research it with them.
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

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