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Re: Saliva test for high risk BC
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I think she should insist on one every year also, but my daughter is very, very stubborn. She feels if the insurance company has told her it's not necessary than it's not. She started acting mad at me when I told her she should have one yearly, and declared to me they do it differently in the state she lives in. I've never heard of having a saliva test given to a daughter of a mother who has had it. It would usually be done on the mother. This scares me what the insurance companies are doing. I've been told I'm too old now to have a pap smear because I'm past 65 yrs old, even though I've had precancerous cells on my cervix twice, and my mother & sister both had uterine cancer. Medicare has denied the pap smear the Dr. felt I needed. I got breast cancer at age 47 that's much younger than the average age of getting it at age 64. These insurance companies are doing everything they can to save money!!! They will pay for a man to have a prostate exam annually though. I'm surprised women aren't marching in the streets protesting this, but it looks like they are letting the insurance companies decide over Drs. This is even more appalling that even after the insurance company clearly knows her mother got breast cancer at age 47, they are going to play this saliva test game. I don't even trust what they will say the saliva test will show. It doesn't mean my daughter isn't more of risk of getting B.C. She unfortunately is at a higher risk.
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