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womens yearly exams should include vaginal ultrasound
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peats posted:
My friend was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, another one with uterine and was not detected with a yearly exam or pap only when they ordered a vaginal ultrasound was it found. How can I get started having doctors require this as a yearly exam like pap, breast and the 2yr dexa. My friend is still here, but left go would be gone by now. Whom do I need to contact to move this along? Do I need petitions? Please help me I am determined to fix this before it is too late for someone else. peats at peters9404@netzero.com
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hiya,

I'm not sure there is much you can do. Look into but, it's usually the insurance companies that call the shots. A lot of time they won't cover extra testing for standard care.

Share your concerns with your doctor, maybe he/she would have some ideas.
Good luck and good health!
Chrissy
WebMD Community Staff


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