Topic: My husband was diagnosed CC on his 32 years' birthday.
3 months ago, my husband was diagnosed CC on his 32 years' birthday.
At first, the docs of UCDMC told us that the Mayo Clinic is our only choice. We waited for a month to get the approval from our insurance.
Then we went to the Mayo Clinic for liver transplant evaluation. Since Mayo is not a contracted hospital of our insurance, every step needs to get an approval from insurance. We stayed there for 3 weeks, my husband was finally accepted to their protocol. But our insurance didn't give the approval for that. According to them, the protocol (liver transplant after chemo and radio therapy) is not a standard treatment for CC.
So we came back to UCDMC. I tried to persuade the oncologists here to follow Mayo's protocol. But they don't think the liver transplant is effective for CC. Anyway, they will give my husband chemo and radio therapy on Jan 23rd, and they'll schdule us to see the doc of liver tranplant team here. Hopefully everything goes well.