dilon scan today

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   Posted 11/14/2006 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Getting that new scan today.  Insurance WON'T cover it.  Get this:  they'd cover an MRI, but not this and an MRI is like $1,000 more.  My breast surgeon really is "leaning towards" the dilon and I need to spend med bucks before January, so here I am.
I'm nervous, I hate going there, I always wonder when waiting.  11:30 in NYC.  Will there be any pink feathers around?

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   Posted 11/14/2006 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You bet, Ellen! I will be there!! Let us know how it goes and how the dilon scan works. You're in my prayers for good results. Hang in there friend.
L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
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   Posted 11/15/2006 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Ellen,

I had my first Dilon scan earlier this year and my insurance paid for it (NYC, Beth Israel).  Although, I tested positive for the BRACA2 gene and that may be why all my testing gets approved.

The scan is great - alot like a mammo but in mini form.  You sit down and your breasts (one at a time) are sort of squeezed like a mammography.

The great thing about the scan is that it doesn't have x-rays and the results are given to you immediately.

Good luck to you.


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