They paid for mine because I’ve had cancer before.
So, you could try and get cancer.
LMAO! OP you cannot get a yes from a no. You should be cool with your endo if your the only one that knows of your use. Gain some weight, try to look like a normal American and blame it on faulty genetics. Fuck the insurance company. I pay out the ying yang and when it comes to them doing anything for me they nickel and dime me and tell me to loose weight because I’m severly overweight or they’ll rework my policy.
I wasn’t kidding, at least about the first part.
Seriously though, none of us want to tell you that you should lie to your insurance company, but if you want them to pay for it, that may be what you have to do. It’s up to you to decide your moral standards on the issue.
In my case, my surgeon didn’t even biopsy the mass. Because I had cancer before, he just went in and took it out. My gyno was just pubertal. You may have to just keep going to different doctors.
Last, an Endocrinologist isn’t, in my opinion, what you need for this. A general surgeon could do the diagnosis and operation. It is quick and easy. I was doing pushups by that evening.
My family has quite the history for cancer…What type of test would they run to see if it was indeed male breast cancer? Aside from checking all endo type bloodwork (adrenal too), the doctors did 2 MRI’s to check for a pituitary tumor (which came back negative). The endo shrugged off cancer, saying its very aggressive in men and would be very large in size by now if that were the case.
Again, to be able to ‘fake’ it, you need an aggressive doctor that will take out the lump, and THEN biopsy it; in that order. It is possible for them to biopsy it while it is still in you, you have to explain to them because of your family history, you’re scared and want it removed as soon as possible.
You may actually be onto something. My little sister had cancer 3 times until it finally killed her. My father had fatal cancer and I have Crohn’s Disease which is treated with Remicade.
"Journal of the American Medical Association, May 2006, cite an increased rate of several types of cancer and of serious infection with the use of Remicade and Humira. It has been known for a long time that these treatments increase the risk of certain types of cancer or infection like lymphoma and tuberculosis. However, there now appears to be an increased risk for a broader set of cancers and infections in patients undergoing medical treatment for Inflammaotry Bowel Disease.
The study examined Remicade® (infliximab), which to date is the only anti-TNF therapy that the FDA has approved for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Diseasae as well as Humira® (adalimumab), a treatment that is currently undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. The study, led by investigators at Mayo Clinic, used “meta-analysis” to combine and assess the results from a large set of clinical studies already in the literature. Less common events associated with treatment can be detected with the large number of patients and years of treatment represented by these combined studies.
Overall, the study suggests that the increased risk of cancer like lymphoma, skin, gastrointestinal, breast and lung or serious infection may be three-fold and two-fold, respectively. The risk appears to be mainly in patients receiving high dose treatment which is more than 6 mg/kg every 8 weeks; or use of Humra (adalimumab, 40 mg every other week). The increased risk of cancer occurred early, and there was not a further increase of cancer with longer times."
I receive remicade intravenously every 7 weeks, 5mg/kg. Shit maybe it is cancer lol