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Approve Clint Side for gamma knife treatment (through the University of Washington's Radiology/Oncology Department) for glioblastoma brain cancer.

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Clint was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer 3 1/2 years ago and was given 11 months to live even with cancer treatment. He has had such an excellent response to cancer treatments thus far.  Cancer recently came back and he had surgery to remove what tumor was operable.  His doctors are suggesting gamma knife as part of his treatment this time.  Group Health does not provide gamma knife in their facilities, so the referal went to the University of Washington's Radiology/Oncology department to do the procedure. Group Health has since  denied coverage of this doctor-suggested treatment.  We emplore the decision panel at Group Health to revisit their denial of gamma knife coverage for Clint and reverse their decision.  He is an excellent candidate for this treatment, based on the success of his past treatments. This treatment provides the possibility of extending his life many years, in which he will be able to be involved in the life of his 18 month old daughter, and his wife.



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