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Old 04-23-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2004
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looksee1 HB User
MRI if no immediate family history

Hi, I am 40, my grandmother and greatgrandmother died of breast cancer. I have calcifications in my right side that we are "watching." The mammo and ultrasound are negative. I have very dense breasts, and they can never see anything on the mammo, so I asked about MRIs. I was told that they have a lot of false positives that would probably lead to an unneeded biopsy and my insurance won't cover it b/c I am not "high risk." I am having a lot of wierd problems in that breast like itching, extra lumpiness. Should I have it anyway? Technically, I can scrape out the $3,500 for the thing... it's certainly worth more than my life, but they are treating me like I'm a paranoid nut. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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