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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
10/7/10 9:09 P

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Vali, I'm with you all the way. Would way rather have what I can afford, than have nothing at all. Nobody loves radiation, but it's the only thing available to us just now.

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10/7/10 6:59 P

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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.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
10/6/10 8:44 P

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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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10/6/10 6:47 P

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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.)

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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,930
10/6/10 2:31 A

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I will never have a mammogram.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
10/6/10 12:09 A

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What I've read is that thermography is still considered experimental and insurance doesn't cover it. If anyone can get a firm answer, please post it.
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10/5/10 7:52 P

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That's what I'd like to know, too. My doctor can set me up for whatever test I ask for, but I can't have it done if my insurance isn't going to pay for it.

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CHRISTYNLEE Posts: 493
10/5/10 3:29 P

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What exactly is the thermography and does insurance usually cover those, too?

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Thermographies are safer. Personally I will NEVER have a mammogram.

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10/4/10 11:10 P

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

If you havenít had your 2010 mammogram, please emoticon what you are doing & pick up that telephone & schedule an appointment.

There is such peace of mind in having regular mammograms. Please do it for yourself Ė you will be glad you did!

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