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I am sure you have all heard about the “New” guidelines for breast mammography. After drilling it into our heads for years that we need to have our first mammograms at age 40, now they are changing course and saying the “Average” person doesn’t need a mammogram until they are 50. If I followed this so called guideline I would be DEAD for two years now. That’s DEAD!!!!
Breast cancer is the SECOND leading cause of DEATH in the United States. The second.
Speaking as a cancer survivor and as someone who does not fall into the “Average” population when it comes to breast cancer, this stinks of socialized medicine. “Well the other countries are doing it, so why don’t we?” Since when does the United States let other countries tell us how to do things? We are a sovereign country for a reason. I do not wish to DIE under socialized medicine.
“It will save undue stress and unnecessary harm.” Big deal if some woman has to be under stress for a week until they can verify with an ultrasound and a biopsy that she doesn’t have breast cancer. This is the most ridiculous argument I have ever heard. And that “undue harm” they are speaking of amounts to a biopsy. A biopsy that takes a string of tissue from your breast the size of a starving (and I mean starving) worm. It hardly qualifies as “harm”. Please!? What ridiculous fear mongering.
By the way, The American Cancer Society (who would be the authority on this) is against the “New” guidelines.
Take it from someone who has been there instead of some ridiculous statistics that some idiot cooked up that will change next year any way. Get your mammogram when you are 40. It may be YOUR life it saves.
This country is going down the drain. Wake up people!
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