Finding Out if Proton Therapy Is Right for You
We want to make the process of getting treatment as easy as possible. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are considering proton therapy as a treatment option, call one of our centers: 1-877-887-5807 (for suburban Chicago), 1-888-847-2640 (for Oklahoma City), 1-877-967-7628 (for New Jersey/Metro New York), 1-877-897-7628 (for Seattle) or submit an online form to request more information about proton therapy. A physician review board will evaluate your case and determine if you can benefit from protons.
Collecting your medical information
Your specific diagnosis and other factors will help determine if you could benefit from proton therapy. When you call, the intake nurse will ask you several questions regarding your medical history. Our team will assist you in collecting the following documents and information before presenting your case to the physician review board for evaluation:
- Your cancer diagnosis
- Imaging or diagnostic records from your physician
- Any prior cancer treatment you may have had
- Pathology reports
- Your current medications
- Family medical history
- Insurance information
- Availability for treatment
- A referral for radiation therapy
Medical review process
A physician review board will evaluate your diagnosis in detail to determine if you may benefit from proton therapy. Once your diagnosis has been reviewed, you will be contacted to discuss the next steps. If it is determined that your diagnosis is not appropriate for protons, other treatment options will be recommended.
During the medical review process, a financial counselor will contact your insurance carrier to determine your plan's coverage. They will also help you understand your potential costs. Most private insurance plans, Medicare, and in many cases, Medicaid, cover proton therapy. If your insurance doesn't cover all of your expenses, a counselor will help you find alternative financing options.
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