2-SYDNEY: DETECTING BREAST CANCER FASTER CAN SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES2-ROBERT: DOCTORS HOPE A NEW TEXAS LAW WILL GET RID OF A COST BARRIER FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY

KXAN'S POLITICAL REPORTER PHIL PRAZAN REPORTS HEALTH PLANS IN TEXAS MUST NOW PAY FOR 3D MAMMOGRAMS BREAST CANCER SPECIALISTS CAN NOW SEE WHAT WAS HIDDEN DR DEBRA PATT – 13:45:41 – WHEN YOU HAVE 3D MAMOGRAPHY THAT THERE IS A MASS THAT'S PRESENT" 13:45:46DR

DEBRA PATT FROM TEXAS ONCOLOGY SAYS WITH 3D TECHNOLOGY, SHE CAN LOOK AT 16 TISSUE IMAGES, INSTEAD OF THE TWO YOU GET WITH 2DIN LOOKING THROUGH DENSER-OFTEN YOUNGER- TISSUE, SHE CAN DETECT CANCER EASIER DR DEBRA PATT – 13:36:40 – WOMEN DETECTING BREAST CANCER EARLY, MAKES IT MORE LIKELY THEY'RE GOING TO SURVIVE IT WHICH IS WONDERFUL

" 13:36:45WHILE 3D HAS BEEN AVAILABLE, SHE SAYS MANY WOMEN WENT FOR THE CHEAPER OPTIONDR DEBRA PATTH – 13:38:37 – SO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO HAVE OUT OF POCKET COSTS" 13:38:40THE LAW SURVIVED AN ATTEMPT FROM THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS TO GET IT VETOED BECAUSE IT WAS THE STATE'S 41ST HEALTH PLAN MANDATE ON INSURANCE COMPANIESTHAT COULD DRIVE THE PRICE UP FOR CONSUMERS

SUZANNE STONE – 12:26:43 – "BREAST CANCER IS SO DIFFERENT IN EVERY SINGLE WOMAN" 12:26:45 SUZANNE STONE FROM SUSAN G KOMEN IN AUSTIN SAYS IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL IF PAYING FOR THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL ULTIMATELY COST COMPANIES MORE OR LESS, THANKS TO EARLIER DETECTION AND FEWER FALSE POSITIVES SUZANNE STONE – 12:28:38 – I THINK IT MIGHT BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A WHILE BEFORE WE REALLY SEE WHAT THAT DOES" 12:28:43PHIL PRAZAN – "HEALTH ADVOCATES SAY THIS IS A STEP FORWARD BUT MAJOR HURDLES REMAIN A SPOKESPERSON FOR TEXAS MEDICAID TOLD ME THEY WON'T OFFER 3D AND GETTING EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT TO RURAL CLINICS MIGHT BE A CHALLENGEMIGHT BE A RURAL CLINICS MIGHT BE A CHALLENGE PHIL PRAZANKXAN NEWS

" SYDNEY: THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RECOMMENDS WOMEN FROM 40 TO 54 GET ANNUAL MAMMOGRAMSTHOSE 55 AND OLDER SHOULD GET ONE EVERY TWO YEARSIN TEXAS, THERE ARE FOUR MILLION WOMEN BETWEEN 40 TO 65 YEARS OLDAND JUST OVER HALF HAVE INSURANCE

FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS, A 2-D MAMMOGRAM COSTS 250 BUCKS3-D

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