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Topic: Male Breast Cancer reconstruction - Does insurance cover it?

Forum: Male Breast Cancer — For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 10:14AM

Xio914 wrote:

Does anyone know if insurance covers reconstruction for males with breast cancer?

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Jan 15, 2019 04:49PM sbelizabeth wrote:

I couldn't say with 100% confidence, but I do know a man who had prophylactic mastectomies with immediate reconstruction, and I'd be surprised if any insurance provider would be permitted to discriminate between male and female. Call your insurance provider and ask.

Here's a link to an interesting article on men and reconstruction--

https://www.curetoday.com/community/khevin-barnes/...

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 16, 2019 05:33AM Traveltext wrote:

Yes, insurance pays for breast reconstruction for men just like it does for women.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jan 30, 2019 12:37AM exercise_guru wrote:

This isn't in response to your question but the rock has pex implants. For myself sliding the implant behind my pec muscle really messed up my shoulder and rotator cuff. I can no longer do any upper body work without pain and tightness. There are other body builders non cancer who have had implants so I would search for some community feedback. Also insurance can be appealed and preapproved. Just make sure you have the facts and understand the risks of loss of rotation and strength.

Age 42 05/15/2015 PALB2 mutation, DBL Breast Cancer Type 1A Grade 3 ER+PR+(right 1.3cm,.5cm) HERr+(left1.6 cm), 06/26/2015 BMX with TE 8/27/15 Chemotherapy TCH 12/30/2015 TAH/BSO/Reconstruction 1/29/16 Arimidex 3/1/16 Femara 5/6/16 Tamoxifen
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Jan 30, 2019 12:39AM - edited Jan 30, 2019 12:39AM by exercise_guru

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Age 42 05/15/2015 PALB2 mutation, DBL Breast Cancer Type 1A Grade 3 ER+PR+(right 1.3cm,.5cm) HERr+(left1.6 cm), 06/26/2015 BMX with TE 8/27/15 Chemotherapy TCH 12/30/2015 TAH/BSO/Reconstruction 1/29/16 Arimidex 3/1/16 Femara 5/6/16 Tamoxifen

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