According to this new task force report, researchers claim there are no lifesaving benefits to doing self or clinical breast exams at all. Higgins disagrees and says the best way a woman can beat breast cancer, is to find it early. "The American Cancer Society strongly believes that our guidelines are able to find cancer at it's earliest stage when it's most treatable and you can get the most benefit from treatment.
The new screening guidelines, issued on Monday by the Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services, recommend against routine screening mammography in women 40 to 49. They would scale back screening for women 50 to 74, to every OTHER year from annually.
The American Cancer Society, however~ is sticking by its original guidelines. It's not clear how these new guidelines will affect insurance yet.
Do you think findings like this impact any future planned Government enforced health care plans?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 10:57 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:02 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
I am 30 and was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28. I found a lump doing my monthly breast exam. I went to a breast specialist and got a mammogram and a breast biopsy. I had three tumors that were malignant and one lymph node had cancer. I had a mastectomy and chemo and am doing well the odds are in my favor my cancer will not return because of early detection and a mammogram. I wonder how many younger women will die because of this? Is this more of the great care we can expect if ObamaCare passes?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:31 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 7:48 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:31 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by May-20 at 9:33 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:16 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Next question overall
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Is anyone watching the Leonid meteor shower tonight?