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Unable to raise arms due to rotator cuff issues therefore mammogram can't be done. MRI denied w/o mammogram. Suggestions for screening?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I have to get an MRI yearly and it has never been covered by insurance. It ends up being about $1000 which I pay off in installments. If I were you, I would shop around and look for the cheapest. If you live near a city, there are usually several places that do MRI's. Tell the office why you need this service. Medical services do not have price fixing...... usually. They are competative just like a lot of things. My breast cancer was missed by a regular mammogram and the MRI was the thing that finally showed the little beast. Hopefully you will get an MRI.... it just might save your life. Take care, Sharon
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  • Kim Wallis Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    So glad I live in Austalia with the best health system in the world
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I meant to write Australia
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Start an appeal with your insurance. Talk to your local american Cancer to get in touch with your local breast cancer group. The mammogram places must have seen someone with your injury before. There needs to be a way you can get a mammogram or a test that will work. God bless on your journey. Don't take no for an answer it is your life.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Is there an appeal process if the doctor deems it diagnostic?
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  • laura  bailey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Have they done an ultrasound? My tumor was there we found it but it did not show on the mammogram. It showed on the ultrasound and we followed up with Breast MRI. My primary appealed to my insurance and they have approved two breast MRI
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