Topic: Insurance + Clinical Trial with Theraspheres Y-90 (not SIRS)
My boyfriend John has the option to begin a clinical trial therapy of Theraspheres for CC (only available in 5 centers across the country) or go with the more standard SIR Spheres.
We are concerned about insurance issues. We have been told to expect problems getting SIR Spheres approved, and even more issues getting Theraspheres approved since it is still not FDA approved for CC.
These treatments are incredibly expensive, so we really do have to have coverage first. I am wondering if any of you have had experience with getting Theraspheres approved or insurance and clinical trials, and/or any advice. Thanks so much for your help!