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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cancer

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is for a 10-year-old Italian Greyhound named Sofia who unfortunately has transitional cell carcinoma. TCC is a type of cancer that occurs in the urinary system. Sofia began experiencing symptoms of difficulty urinating and blood in her urine.

Sofia had radiographs taken of her abdominal area where a large mass was found near her bladder. She was diagnosed with TCC in February and has been making many visits to the veterinarian and receiving chemotherapy since her diagnosis. This recent claim is for laser surgical treatment, endoscopy, fluids and various medications, diagnostics, and monitoring.

Total claim amount: $8,216.39
Deductible applied: -$0.00 ($500 per-incident deductible met with prior claims)
Unrelated charges: -$216.14
Exam fees: -$0.00
10% co-insurance: -$800.03
Trupanion repaid: $7,200.22

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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