have urethal cancer spred to lymph nodes and bone,lung.anocarsonnoma.
What dx is needed for use of Xeloda?
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I have invasive adenocarcioma, moderately differentiated in the urethra. This was the primary site, but it has now metastisized to the bone (spine, ribs, and pelvis), lungs, and lymph system. The doctor is using the Diagnosis of Malignant Neoplasm of Ureter. ICD-9 Code of 189.2, and our usully wonderful drug prescription plan is refusing to pay for it, because they say it is not for this diagnosis. What can my oncologist do different to explain this to the insurance company?
Xeloda (capecitabine) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body. It is used to treat breast cancer and colon or rectum cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Your oncologist should be able to give you all the information about it.
- Xeloda Information for Consumers
- Xeloda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xeloda (detailed)
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