Ehut wrote:Thanks for the responses. From my net searches it appears that there are two categories of colonoscopy: screening/preventive and diagnostic/medical. I asked my insurance company and am waiting for their response, but I believe we are subject to the diagnostic/medial category.
I would think
your gastroenterologist could argue that it's preventative since you are more than 5 years NED. BTW - congratulations on that! It's experiences such as yours that give the rest of us Stage IV patients hope.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr/Jul-2019 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT
Sept-2019 Continue Xeloda/Avastin