Another one with a false negative mammogram right here.
Reading this post about 3D Mammograms, Tomosynthesis, and Dense Breasts may save your life.
This new mammogram technology was only approved by the FDA in February, 2011. http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/tomosynthesis/fda-approves-first-3-d-mammography-imaging-system
In one day, I heard from two women who had Tomosynthesis. It probably saved their lives, and certainly gave them a much better chance of survival. In their cases, they had to pay $50 and $40 more respectively in addition to insurance. At my local hospital,Mercy St. Charles, Oregon, Ohio, they do not charge any additional, so check with your hospital. So many women I hear from had lumps that were never discovered on a regular Mammogram. By the time they were diagnosed, they were Stage 3 or Stage 4. And over 40% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer find their own lumps. The cold, hard reality is that many , many women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer had nice little letters from their mammography center saying they were…
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I was not aware of this technique. Thanks forr writing about it.
Oh, it is a reblog…I only knew a little myself.
Oops, I guess I’d better thank the original blogger. There are disadvantages to reading blogs on my smart phone!