Great op-ed by Professor David B. Agus of the University of Southern California in the The New York Times:
Unlike routine tests for diabetes or high cholesterol, however, the BRCA gene evaluation — performed by only one company in the United States, Myriad Genetics — is phenomenally expensive, with a “list price” close to . . . → Read More: Genetic Testing: Dollars and Sense
We’re still mulling over the implications of Angelina Jolie’s stunning announcement this week, but one note. While we applaud her bravery in bringing so much attention to an important issue in women’s health, we strongly suggest that anyone thinking of undergoing the BRAC1 gene testing to read Dr. H. Gilbert Welch’s opinion piece in CNN:
. . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie: Before You Rush Out To Get Tested…
Bruce Watson has a great breakdown of some of the cost issues involved in making decisions like Angelina Jolie’s to have a preventative double mastectomy:
On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie drew headlines with her announcement that she has undergone a preventative double mastectomy. As she wrote in the pages of The New York Times, . . . → Read More: The Breast Cancer Gene Breakdown
Have you been tested for the breast cancer gene? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
. . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie: How Much Can Testing and a Mastectomy Cost?
Head’s up if you live in North Carolina or Tennessee and need a mammogram. The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center is making stops through North Carolina and Tennessee through April and May to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings.
All mammograms will be performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in NC and TN in April and May
A head’s up to the our friends in the Southern States. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be visiting the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee from May 3-5, providing free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot pay for care, both adults and children.
. . . → Read More: Remote Area Medical To Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care May 3-5
Huguley Memorial Medical Center will offer free digital screening mammograms by appointment on April 11 to women without health insurance who reside in Tarrant or Johnson Counties. The event, Huguley’s fifth annual Mammography Marathon, is sponsored by a $10,000 grant from Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate.
“The Mammography Marathon provides access for . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in Fort Worth, Texas Area on April 11th… Register Now!
Head’s up if you live in South Carolina and need a mammogram. The Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital Breast Care Center will host an evening of free breast screenings and grant-sponsored mammograms March 20, 2013, starting at 4 p.m. in the medical office building at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital. The facility is . . . → Read More: Reminder: Free Mammograms in South Carolina on March 20th… Register Now!
Reminder if you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and need a mammogram.
A Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Mobile Mammogram truck will be available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Tarant County College South Campus parking lot. The 70-foot truck will focus on giving women 35 and over free mammograms that need assistance. For . . . → Read More: Reminder: Free Mammograms in Dallas-Fort Worth on March 19th
Head’s up if you live in South Carolina and need a mammogram. The Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital Breast Care Center will host an evening of free breast screenings and grant-sponsored mammograms March 20, 2013, starting at 4 p.m. in the medical office building at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital. The facility is . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in South Carolina on March 20th… Register Now!