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My mom has stage 3 breast cancer im 31 and have never had a mammogram and i don't have insurance how can i get checked out with out paying a lot im very stressed out about it . does anyone know a place to go in denver?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Sorry, Do't worry: Majority of breast cancers are not hereditary, besides your mom, other members of your family, your aunts in mother's side have it, then you need genetic studies, braca i &ii. Other wise at your age , regular breast exams only rarely mammogram indicated. Your community hospitals will take care of uninsured poor patients free, call your local american cancer society.
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Health dept: The natl breast & cervical cancer program is offered in all 50 states. You may need to check with your local (county) or city health deptment for information. Check with mammogram centers in your area, who are usually funded by komen or avon to provide free screenings. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Provided original answer
You are only 31 and not in the age range for mammogram unless your mother is under the age of 50. If this is the case, then you will want to find a High Risk Program at a Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center for additional information and counseling.
Aug 25, 2012
Last updated Jun 26, 2020

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