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Old 04-19-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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There's a whole industry working to make people believe you need every exam that exists every month. If you put all statistics together, you come to the conclusion there isn't a single healthy individual in any country in the world. Their bank accounts say thank you.
I SO agree with that, some are NOT really as needed as they want us to believe. Even a couple of doctors that I told I refused to get mammograms told me to then just practice self-exam, one elaborated on his own misgivings about the repeat radiation doing more harm than good (one of my reasons not to do it) so, need I say more...?

 
Old 04-19-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: earth?
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I went to Kaiser the other day and when I was asked about mammogram by the doctor I said I don't get them and there was not even a question as to "why." I think they are starting to become educated about "why" some people think it is better NOT to get them.

 
Old 04-19-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I went to Kaiser the other day and when I was asked about mammogram by the doctor I said I don't get them and there was not even a question as to "why." I think they are starting to become educated about "why" some people think it is better NOT to get them.

Was about darn time too! I've observed for years how the medical community will rarely admit they've made a mistake with any of their recommendations, they usually either try to "wean" people from it or grow very quiet about it. Did you notice how a few years ago they said it was not necessary for most women to get mammograms regularly and insurance companies began not paying for them? It was their way of saying "it's really not all that good...".
 
Old 04-19-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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My SIL just went for her first in mid-December, age 40. And it caught breast cancer - she is now undergoing radiation and treatment. I'm very grateful that she decided to get it done.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
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My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer found during her yearly mammogram, she had a double mastectomy. She had two types of cancer one was very aggressive, she would not have survived if it was not found when it was. She was 42 at the time. A painful round of chemo and radiation she has now been cancer free for 14 years. So yes I get my mammogram every year I have dense breast and often also have an ultrasound. I do not find them pleasant but not all that painful either.
I know mammograms can't detect all cancers but it's a whole lot better than doing nothing and there absolutely no proof a mammogram causes cancer but there are lives including my sister's they have saved.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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www.aicr.org/ is a common sense web site w/ good and practical research for prevention. American Institute Cancer Research.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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I started having mammograms when I was 37. They're not that bad. There's a few seconds of squishing each breast, but it's not painful. Dense breast tissue just makes the mammogram harder to read, and the older you get, the less dense the tissue. Go in, get it done and over with.
I lost my mother to breast cancer because she didn't go to the doctor.
If you won't take care of your body for yourself, do it for those who love you!
 
Old 04-20-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Cancelling a mammogram is the same as me cancelling a PSA test. I ain't gonna do it since I wanna live as long as i can not be an idiot and avoid testing that can help me live longer.

Some people!
Big diff between a PSA test and getting your breasts painfully squeezed while being radiated...I think when they start squeezing a mans balls to where the pain is excruciating and then radiating them as a diagnostic test for testicular cancer...we could believe in it. My sister has one ,regular...she has had three biopsies because of this test...each one negative for cancer, and very disfiguring as well...Mammograms promote cancer far as I'm concerned....Shock study: Mammograms a medical hoax, over one million American women maimed by unnecessary 'treatment' for cancer they never had
 
Old 04-20-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Big diff between a PSA test and getting your breasts painfully squeezed while being radiated...I think when they start squeezing a mans balls to where the pain is excruciating and then radiating them as a diagnostic test for testicular cancer...we could believe in it. My sister has one ,regular...she has had three biopsies because of this test...each one negative for cancer, and very disfiguring as well...Mammograms promote cancer far as I'm concerned....Shock study: Mammograms a medical hoax, over one million American women maimed by unnecessary 'treatment' for cancer they never had
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/NaturalNews

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Old 04-20-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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I found a lump in my breast last year and got my first mammogram following the finding (after I saw my doc who felt it as well). Very scary and the mammogram sucked. I got a biopsy that day and the lump was tagged, but not removed. It's some sort of fibroid, which increases risk of cancer, so I just intend to keep my eye on it and get it checked every couple of years. I need to find a better way than the traditional mammogram, tho.
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