Insurance companies in Kansas and Missouri are now covering 3D mammograms

Rebecca Crockett
March 19, 2019 - 8:53 pm
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Kansas City, MO - Women who wanted 3D mammograms in the past, had to pay an additional $30 to $50. At the start of the new year, that fee went away. 

Dr. Onalisa Winblab with the University of Kansas Health System says it's the newest technology and it has two major benefits. 

"3D mammograms help to find more cancers and reduces the need for extra imaging in patients," says Dr. Winblab.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in American women next to skin cancers.

She advises all woman to get checked each year after forty and earlier if there's a family history. 

Check with your provider before scheduling a procedure.

 

 

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