Ultrasound or MRI for post-mastectomy follow-up
I had a preventive double mastectomy without reconstruction a year ago for LCIS. I have been told that afterwards, the only follow up screening is just feeling for lumps. I feel that by the time one feels something, it would be a bit late in stage. I am considering paying for either an ultrasound or MRI out of pocket as these screenings are not within my HMO guidelines and would not be covered. Does anyone have any input as to which one I should do? Considering the cost of a MRI, I know I won’t be able to do it frequently. Maybe an MRI this first time followed by subsequent yearly ultrasounds? Any advise would be appreciated.