Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mammogram- Shammogram the government says!

OK, so yes they are not fun, they hurt and they flatten our breast into crepes but weren't we always taught "better safe than sorry"? Breast cancer is a battle that is being fought everyday, marathons are being run and money raised to find cures, and the government is suggesting to take the chance and wait until we are 50 to test for a cancer that we could potentially at 49 years old?

What's worse is that we are being told that we should just stick with the self examinations, but how often do you examine yourself and assume you feel a lump in your breast? Or do self examinations at all for that matter? What's next? Telling people not to get HIV test?

Read more here about what the American Cancer Society feels about this change.

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