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Breast Cancer Screening Controversy: Are women just too emotional for mammograms before 50?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on November 22, 2009

Unless you’ve been under a rock all week, you have probably heard about the government task force that has recommended new guidelines for breast cancer prevention.  It goes something like this…

If you’re younger than 50 or older than 75, you no longer have to worry your pretty little head about breast cancer, or getting those pesky boob squishing mammograms.

Hallelujah!  I wonder how long it will be before we go back to giving women Valium for chest pain?  Who needs preventative care when it’s not 100% effective anyway?  Hell, just go ahead and give us anti-anxiety meds for all of our ills…I’ll betcha we save a bundle on healthcare costs. Women already outlive men by a bunch of years, maybe this will even things out a bit…Isn’t equality what we’ve been cryin about all these years?

OK, I know, I went a little too far with my analogy.  But seriously, this is what’s going on…

*Read full post at catherine-morgan.com

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One Response to “Breast Cancer Screening Controversy: Are women just too emotional for mammograms before 50?”

  1. The Center Square said

    Yeah, I don’t get this either. Aren’t even a hundred false positives a small price to pay for one correct diagnosis? Can the unnecessary but brief anxiety of those women possibly be so devastating that, to avoid it, we would rather another woman’s ACTUAL cancer go undetected? And I heard it reported, I think by Sanjay Gupta, that something like 70% of all breast cancers detected before age 50 are in women without obvious risk markers.

    This one makes me shake my head.

    http://thecentersquare.wordpress.com/

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