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If I have confirmed osteoporosis, and I start taking a medication, should I have a yearly bone density (DXA) scan?
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Amount Saved: $625 bone density DXA scan cost for five years
In fact, you shouldn’t have a bone density test AT ALL for five years as long as you are taking your osteoporosis medication. If your doctor orders a DXA scan, tell them you’ll skip it…it’s a waste of your healthcare dollars.