Kim Kardashian Encourages Fans To Get $2,500 Cancer Scan

Kim Kardashian is well known from the reality TV series Keeping up with the Kardashians. The 42-year-old SKIMS founder regularly makes headlines for various attention-grabbing antics, and recently, she’s been making the rounds once again.

Kardashian has been receiving criticism after encouraging fans to get a $2,500 cancer scan.

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The scan, something Kardashian got for herself, is through a company called Prenuvo.

She shared about it on Instagram, saying, “I recently did this @prenuvo scan and had to tell you all about this life saving machine. The Prenuvo full-body scan has the ability to detect cancer and diseases such as aneurysms in its earliest stages, before symptoms arise. It was like getting a MRI for an hour with no radiation. It has really saved some of my friends lives and I just wanted to share #NotAnAd.”

After she shared the post, many people criticized her for being out of touch. Considering each scan costs around $2,500, it’s really only something a select few can afford.

“The vast majority of society can’t even afford insurance for a simple wellness checkup,” one person commented. “Unfortunately, us regular people can’t afford this type of preventative care. Most insurances won’t cover this,” someone else chimed in.

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According to CBS News, the American College of Radiology does not recommend total body screenings for patients without clinical symptoms, risk factors, or a family history that warrants it.

They state: “To date, there is no documented evidence that total body screening is cost-efficient or effective in prolonging life. In addition, the ACR is concerned that such procedures will lead to the identification of numerous non-specific findings that will not ultimately improve patients’ health but will result in unnecessary follow-up testing and procedures, as well as significant expense. The ACR will continue to monitor scientific studies concerning the utility of screening total body MRI.”

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