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post #1 of 9 Old 10-14-2019, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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October = Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Singer Sheryl Crow is a breast cancer survivor - she was 44 and the picture of health when she was diagnosed.

She was on a morning talk show, with a doctor to talk about mammograms, how we all hate them and how much they pinch regardless of ones size.


This new FDA approved "Genius 3D mammography machine is the latest and greatest in not only doing a better job of detecting cancer cells in women with dense breasts, but it is also supposed to eliminate that awful pinch we have have to suffer thru.

https://www.mygenius3d.com

It s available in all 50 states but my understanding is we have to ask our doctors for the nearest health facility with thus equipment.

I post this because the majority of ladies on here have a lot more important things to do than record AM talk shows and This is something some or all of you may be interested in.

Get your mammograms

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Thanks for the reminder. It is that time of the year for me.



Just to add further not all insurance (most I suspect) covers the cost and there is a higher copay or you have to cover the cost yourself depending. For my insurance I have to pay an additional $50 to use this technology. Sad that they don't just make the use covered if you have been diagnosed with dense tissue.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-15-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reminder. It is that time of the year for me.



Just to add further not all insurance (most I suspect) covers the cost and there is a higher copay or you have to cover the cost yourself depending. For my insurance I have to pay an additional $50 to use this technology. Sad that they don't just make the use covered if you have been diagnosed with dense tissue.
I have always thought it is We The People who want a cure for all cancers --- not the insurance companies. If they really cared, they would 100%. cover the costs. This new technique is FDA approved for Pete's Sake.

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Yes I will, have the reminder referral in my purse. Taking it out right now and phoning. Thanks!
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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I am in Canada, all health care is free.
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I am in Canada, all health care is free.
That is wonderful. It's been that way for many years, I think?

Are there any glitches in free health care, like a cap in certain types of treatment?

If you access to that new Genius 3D equipment, take advantage:)

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-15-2019, 01:59 PM
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No restrictions, that I know of. We've had universal health care for 60 years almost.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-15-2019, 03:53 PM
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We have mobile screening units that sit in village/town squares or supermarket car parks, so that women don't have to travel to the main screening centres. Like Canada, our health service is free and, in this case, brought to your door.

My friend went for screening a few weeks ago and she was alone in the waiting room of the truck. When she asked the nurses if they were busy, they said no she was the only one that day. I'll never understand why they don't take advantage of this service as it could save their lives.
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As someone within the nhs there are limits. Dentistry isn't covered - for real you have to prove through much suffering you really need treatment before the nhs will cover it. It's not as easy as it sounds to get cosmetic surgery either. Bariatric surgery is a big thing here but it takes years of proof and commitment to a whole team of dietitians/therapists/surgeons before they will hit the go button. If patients can't lose x amount believe me, they look into why and will and HAVE sent people away crying.

There are many meetings about cutting costs down - really strict protocols are coming into play now. Before people would be sent off to have 6 scans "just to be safe". Patients dont see the fights, meetings and chasing up doctors have to do to get certain scans and treatment. They don't see it so they just complain about the wait instead :P

What I really love about the uk though is access to sexual health clinics for treatment, prevention etc... I remember going in at 16 and coming out with 3 months supply of birth control. But you just reminded me that I need to actually get a proper health check for myself so ty! And I know it's so hard in other parts of the world, I do hope you guys manage to get what you deserve as all humans do as a basic right!
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