Preventative Measures Screening/monitoring guidelines after completing BC treatment
I just want to check with this community about screening methods guidelines after you have gone thru your initiate breast cancer treatment. I am near the finish line and reading up on next steps. Read about the Survivorship Program (thank you for that Breastcancer.org). Trying to get in touch with a local place that offers that.
For screening, with dense breast tissue, the guideline is the annual mammogram with an optional breast MRI for high risk patients. I think having had BC is considered high risk of getting BC again. But this is where I think there may not be a hard definition that those whom have had BC is consider high risk for BC. So this goes to the health care coverage on prevention. Right now if you are over the age of 40 in the US the mammogram is covered as preventative. But not the MRI along with annual mammogram (for dense tissue) as far as I was able to find on the internet. Thus this post. Want to see what others here has gone thru or going thru as the preventative and monitoring after they have gone thru BC treatments.