In a previous post we mentioned a Christina Applegate appearance on Oprah to discuss both learning that she (Ms. Applegate) had Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer risk due to a BRCA1 mutation and the aftermath. Since then, The Christina Applegate Foundation has worked to promote awareness of the importance of breast MRI screening for high-risk women. However, one key impediment for some women is the cost of MRI. Now, Right Action for Women is doing something to address this problem.
New Financial Assistance Program for Young Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Needing Help Paying for Screening Breast MRI
A research group led by Dr. Stephen Taplin of the National Cancer Institute has published a paper in the June 18th issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that assesses whether certain factors differing between mammography facilities are associated with better interpretive accuracy on screening mammograms.