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Topic: New Recommendations Could Limit Access to Mammograms

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Jul 13, 2015 06:26PM

peggy_j wrote:

There was full page ad in the Sunday NYTimes with interesting info. Apparently there are new guidelines in the works which would mean insurance companies don't need to cover the cost of mammograms for women under 50 and will only cover the cost once-every-two-years for women 50-74. More info here

http://preventcancer.org/2015/news/new-recommendat...


There's a link to the petition within that article (it's here)

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representati...

I feel like we need to write our representatives (and ask our family and friends to speak out too). This is crazy. My tumor was found by a mammogram (and very experienced radiologist) when I was 46. If I had waited, my outcome might be very different.

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 13, 2015 06:31PM Nancy2581 wrote:

I have actually heard this before - can't remember where though. Nuts. I faithfully did my mammos every year and from one year to the next I still ended up with a 2.8 cm tumor. Don't even want to think where I'd be if I were going every 2 years for mammos.


Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)

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