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I believe my doctor gave me the right statistic when I was called in for a repeat mammogram a year ago, at age 42. I knew the chances were small, and I was alarmed, but not freaked out. Had I later learned there was no cancer, I would have been immensely relieved...and grateful I had a cautious physician. I would gladly put up with "unnecessary alarm."
It did turn out to be cancer. Because it was caught so early, I have to believe we saved $$ on health insurance payouts because my treatment plan was less extensive than it would have been had I walked in after it had advanced.
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