Hi,Lisa and Kris,
I am sorry to hear that, I live in the States too, but may be our insurance are different. I have no problem with the insurance company. Or may be it is not an uncommon practice around the oncologist group practice that I go to.
I got a CT scan and shown 2 lesions ,one with foci and the other not. Then the doctor ordered a PET to follow, within 7 days ,and discovered another soft issue foci developed in one of the lymph node nearby, (1.9x0.8cm);small enough to give me more option to decide on treatments. CCA is a "relative slow growth CA"
So your oncologist or health provider and health insurance may say no .
In my case, I verified above what the article stated and that is my intention .
Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.