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Why must I get an order to get a mammogram
Posted by Kas on May 4, 2016, 1:36 pm
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I resent having to go to the gynecologist & spend money to get an order, OR PERMISSION, to get a mammogram. The order has to be written JUST RIGHT in order for me to even get one, otherwise, it's a waste of time going there. I've already obviously unfortunately had breast cancer, so why must I get permission to be checked it hasn't returned? Why must it be explained why I need one? The gynecologist isn't going to read the mammogram. They never have! It's just a waste my time & my money going through all this. I was just told at the mammogram facility I must first get the order to even set up an appointment!! I was hoping to set it up before even going to the gynecologist, & I would have their order to give them when I arrive. I just want to get in as soon as possible and get it over with. My gynecologist has retired now, which I hate, so I will being seeing a different unknown gynecologist, & he may not write it up properly. I wouldn't be surprised if my file hasn't been lost or thrown away. This kind of stuff has happened to me before. I already go crazy this time of year over the anxiety of getting one, & the fear I'll hear more bad news, but this causes me more unnecessary anxiety. This could prevent many women from getting a mammogram, and that's not good & concerns me. It's not like it's a fun thing to do, so this should not be necessary. I doubt a man has to go to one Dr. to get permission to get a prostate exam from another. Sorry for venting but I don't think this is right.
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