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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    yea this is obviously a pretty loaded subject which all kinds of assertions could be made.

    Its only a recommendation.But getting a false positive is no fun.It doesent includes in high risk groups.Generally though its hundreds of biopsys for one life saved.

    As for the self breast exam it appears that it just doesent work.
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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    yea this is obviously a pretty loaded subject which all kinds of assertions could be made.

    Its only a recommendation.But getting a false positive is no fun.It doesent includes in high risk groups.Generally though its hundreds of biopsys for one life saved.

    As for the self breast exam it appears that it just doesent work.
    It is only a recommendation now, but if and when the public option should pass, these recommendations will have the force of law behind them.

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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    yea this is obviously a pretty loaded subject which all kinds of assertions could be made.

    Its only a recommendation.But getting a false positive is no fun.It doesent includes in high risk groups.Generally though its hundreds of biopsys for one life saved.

    As for the self breast exam it appears that it just doesent work.
    It does not work in every case but it DOES work - I found a breast lump that way. It was benign but it was a lump. Didn't need a biopsy either - had a mammogram and an ultrasound - they even got one of the radiologists in while the ultrasound was happening - his comment- "just some fatty tissue" - is extreme embarrassment a negative outcome??

    You are the one who knows your body best - you should be examining it regularly - and for the gentlemen that includes testicular self examination
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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Cancer experts fear new U.S. breast imaging guidelines that recommend against routine screening mammograms for women in their 40s may have their roots in the current drive in Washington to reform healthcare.
    If it takes you more than one second to figure this out you are showing mental feebleness or incapacity.

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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If it takes you more than one second to figure this out you are showing mental feebleness or incapacity.
    If you have made you mind up in less than one second then you do not know all of the facts
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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    It does not work in every case but it DOES work - I found a breast lump that way. It was benign but it was a lump. Didn't need a biopsy either - had a mammogram and an ultrasound - they even got one of the radiologists in while the ultrasound was happening - his comment- "just some fatty tissue" - is extreme embarrassment a negative outcome??

    You are the one who knows your body best - you should be examining it regularly - and for the gentlemen that includes testicular self examination
    Well not really the arent saying you shouldnt go to the doctors if you notice a change.They are just saying its very difficult to examine oneself and statistically doesent help.

    Your example just seems to show you getting worried about nothing.I know it seems counterintuitive but what they are saying does make sense.
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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    It is only a recommendation now, but if and when the public option should pass, these recommendations will have the force of law behind them.
    Well if you choose the public option for yourself and even then its only one health test out of 100s,and in a government backed programme maybe they wont put you through every test in fear of being sued
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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    It is only a recommendation now, but if and when the public option should pass, these recommendations will have the force of law behind them.
    Wrong. Completely and totally wrong.

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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Wrong. Completely and totally wrong.
    Repeating the same lie over and over, will not make it so.

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    Re: Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines

    The problem is that people expect insurance to pay for routine procedures. When I hit 40 I'll decide for myself if I want yearly (or monthly for that matter) mammograms but I would not expect insurance (if I had it which I won't) to pay for it.

    If Insurance covered only the unexpected, women could decide the cost-benefit for themselves and the government and insurance companies would not really care. The price would also drop drastically.

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