Experts say breast cancer scans are normally free – but not if you have symptoms or are under 40

After one 36-year-old woman was charged nearly $18,000 for a breast cancer check-up, concerns have been raised over how much it should really cost.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States — with 285,000 cases and 42,000 deaths a year — but if it is caught in the early stages almost every patient survives.

Doctors urge all women aged 50 to 74 years old to get screened for the disease once every other year, with those at a higher risk are advised to start…

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