New guidelines issued by a Dept. of Health and Human Services panel say women do not need to get annual mammograms until age 50. Until now, women have been told to get a mammogram every year beginning with their 40th birthday.
Is it a coincidence this is coming out now?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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Answer by RhondaVeggie at 4:37 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
I heard about this on the morning news. According to the morning anchor on the local FOX affiliate this is supposed to be a completely independent group of doctors with no political ties that meets regularly to determine this type of thing. They also are supposed to have said that women doing self exams is pointless which I know is a crock because I know of a few women who found something odd, saw their doc and had cancer.
I honestly don't know what to think about the whole thing.
Answer by Friday at 4:39 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
My moms dr told her that 50 was a good age to wait for if you have no family history or other factors (lumps ect). And that was years ago. The American Cancer society says 40 and every yr and they have no real reason but to help save lives to add their input. I think the timing of this IS questionable. Its also kind of like speed limits. If the limit is 65 everyone goes 70 or 75. You change the age to 50 and a lot of people are going to wait even longer, which probably concerns the ACS. The bottom line is that it would be GREAT if this administration would live up to its campaign promises of transparency, NO lobbyists, and accountability. Since it is FAILING in all of these areas and people SO distrust EVERYONE in Washington THIS is just ONE MORE thing that sounds fishy and makes you wonder WTH!
Answer by momof030404 at 4:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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