Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Recommendations for Breast Cancer Screening

I know everyone has heard about the new guidelines for breast cancer screening by now.

The stupidest thing I have ever heard is that self-exams don't work. Self-Exam saved my life!

The recommendation is that women from 40-50 do not need mammograms unless they are in a high risk group. Being a woman is a high risk group for breast cancer.

It has been proven that the established recommendations work, Less women are dying from breast cancer. This is directly related to the self-exams, mammograms and information that women are receiving.

Is this just another way for the insurance companies not to pay for mammograms?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't know about you but I will continue doing my self-exams and recommend to all my friends and family that they continue doing their self-exams and have their yearly mammograms.

I believe all women should have a baseline mammogram at the age of 40 no matter what the new recommendations are.

Please take care of yourselves and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!


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