Many at high risk for breast cancer fail to get MRI

12/22/2009 | Reuters

A U.S. study showed that up to 42% of women at medium or high risk of developing breast cancer don't get a recommended MRI scan, even if it is free. Some declined because the test made them claustrophobic, while others declined due to time factors or high medical costs if the results of the scan revealed something that needed follow-up visits.

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