Mammograms aren’t always the best diagnostic tool

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 4yrs ago. Once a yr my specialist wants me to have a mammogram or MRI. I choose an MRI as I detest mammograms as I feel they are so degrading and painful.
A technician handles your breast into place, you are required to stand in a ridiculous position and then cold hard plates squash sensitive tissue.
Whereas with an MRI there is more dignity.
An MRI also gives a better diagnostic picture of my breasts.
The downside is I can’t claim with Medicare or my health fund. Luckily I can afford to pay but what about people who can’t.
I have been told that MRIs are only claimable when a mammogram and ultrasounds results are inconclusive. Isn’t this a waste of money and people’s time?

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