Eye Removal Averted

A 56-year-old female called in to activate her CancerCARE benefit. She reported that she was just diagnosed with melanoma of the left eye. Her Primary Care Provider (PCP) and local Ophthalmologist recommended total eye removal. CancerCARE coordinated a visit to a Center of Excellence.

The Center of Excellence physician recommended radioactive implants in lieu of eye removal. After the procedure and a 5-day hospital stay, the member was discharged with no complications. The member was fully functional with 20/20 vision after 6 weeks. She stated that without CancerCARE, she would have had a decreased quality of life, severe self-esteem issues, and would have not been able to return
to work.