May 29, 2011 - 4:04 pm
I have been doing some research and would like to know if anyone else is having mammograms or breast MRIs after having had bilateral mastectomy, with implant reconstruction. I have saline implants and my surgeon wants me to get mammograms, but I refuse.
What do you girls think? What did your surgeon tell you??
Thanks. I was crying on Friday, trying to reach my surgeon's office and the insurance company, trying to explain to them that I really AM HIGH RISK, since I have had INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA.... Breast cancer for crying out loud!
The insurance rep told me that there was NO information on the request for the pre authorization from my doctor... nothing like.... breast cancer history.... I seriously doubt that.... the office ALWAYS puts that stuff on ALL my paperwork and on ALL the requests.
Now my insurance company is insisting that I give them my specific % risk for recurrence. NO ONE ever gave me this information and my surgeon and my oncologist BOTH,,, well NEITHER one knows this number....
What to do??
Please help... I'm new here....