And so it begins…………
November 19, 2009
Rationing of health care. Nah, it won’t really happen will it??
Well yes, it will happen because it has already started. I could hardly believe when the “report” came out (with no medical doctors on the panel) that women should not start having mammograms til they are 50!! And forget about self breast exams?? Are you kidding me???
So, it starts, and it doesn’t look good for women of any age if this is really implemented. This is just preposterous!
November 16, 2009
In something of a reversal, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that the average woman wait until age 50 to begin routine screening for breast cancer, and only get screened every two years. The previous recommendations — in place since 2002 and backed by the American Cancer Society, radiologists and health professionals — said women should begin routine screening at age 40. Now, to the consternation of some in those groups, the task force says the overall benefit of screening women aged 40 to 49 doesn’t outweigh the risks……………………
More than half of all women between the ages of 40 to 65 get mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Mammography is considered one factor in the continuing decline of breast cancer deaths.