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Breast cancer concern

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dannyboyle Tue 30-May-17 21:47:42

Written on behalf of my mother.

8 years ago she had breast cancer and had a mastectomy that took more tissue and bone than is normal apparently. It has left her in permanent pain that she finds very limiting.

She has struggled more over the last year or so she had a full set of retests last year that all came back negative. She has tried most pain killers that have had a either a limited effect or too many side effects.

She associates the pain with the cancer and is fairly comvimced it has returned, however gp(and she has tried several), have said it is in her mind and she needs to disassociate the issues.

I am wondering if it is possible to go private to get her checked out, and how much it may cost.

Any advice gratefully received.

KingIrving Wed 31-May-17 08:16:18

A breast MRI would easily cancel any doubts and put her mind at ease. Check on an imaging centre website for quotes.
Here in Australia it is $600 (300 pounds) but everything is ridiculously expensive here. just to give you some perspective a check up and descaling at dentist is $450.

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