I've read about thermography and I have a feeling it really is a better tool for catching breast cancer early than mammography is. But the bottom line of it really is that if it's not going to be paid for by my insurance I most likely can't afford it. I'd love not to have radiation shot through me for the mammograms, just like I'd love to not have needed dental X-Rays before my surgeries, but we do what we have to do and this is one that I'll have to keep on doing until such time as thermography (or something else) becomes accepted enough to be paid for by my insurance.
Guess we all make our own choices. I, too, have a mammo every year. There is breast cancer in my family and I choose not to stick my head in the sand. When something better comes along, and is proven, then my Dr. will suggest it and I'll follow her advice.
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My mom had breast cancer so I have to have a mammogram every year as I'm a lot more likely than the average gal to get it myself. (Especially since I'm obese and fat tissue either creates or contains estrogen. Can't remember which one it is.)
What exactly is the thermography and does insurance usually cover those, too?
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