Cigna will cease coverage for 3-D mammography

On December 14, 2015, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to reach out to Cigna Insurance, who recently announced their decision to cease coverage of 3-D mammograms after February 15, 2016. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. […]

Dr. Michael Misialek reaches out to Cigna Insurance

Dr. Michael Misialek’s first outreach letter to Cigna Insurance  Dear Mr. Cordani, I am a pathologist in Boston who has seen the power of 3-D mammography (DBT). Simply put, women’s lives have been saved by it. Practicing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA, where we were the FIRST hospital in the country to routinely PROVIDE […]

MBCC urges Cigna to reconsider important health coverage for women

Cigna has announced that after February 15, 2016 the company will no longer provide coverage for 3-D mammography. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. It provides far greater resolution than conventional 2-D mammography. Dr. Michael Misialek, Associate Chair of […]

MBCC Executive Director on WBZ News Radio

Following the American Cancer Society’s revision of their age screening guidelines for mammography, MBCC Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, was invited to briefly share her opinion on WBZ News Radio. Click here to listen to Cheryl Osimo’s audio segment As she states in her audio, MBCC believes that the issue of screening is an individual one. […]

Disparity in Breast Cancer….Continues

A recent article, “A Grim Breast Cancer Milestone for Black Women,” published on the New York Times Well blog highlights an unsettling change in breast cancer statistics. Historically, Black women have had consistently lower incidence of breast cancer than white women, but a higher mortality rate. Now, for the first time, the incidence rate for […]