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Old 11-20-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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Excerpt: Women can delay having their first Pap test for cervical cancer until they turn 21 and many can wait longer to go back for follow-up screenings, according to new guidelines released Friday by a major medical group.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended the change after concluding that more frequent testing did not catch significantly more cancers and often resulted in girls and young women experiencing unnecessary stress, anxiety and sometimes harmful treatments because of suspicious growths that would not cause problems.


Yeah, idk. I want to believe the ACOG but after that ridiculous mammogram fiasco coming from this person and that organization, I am getting really suspicious.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Excerpt: Women can delay having their first Pap test for cervical cancer until they turn 21 and many can wait longer to go back for follow-up screenings, according to new guidelines released Friday by a major medical group.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended the change after concluding that more frequent testing did not catch significantly more cancers and often resulted in girls and young women experiencing unnecessary stress, anxiety and sometimes harmful treatments because of suspicious growths that would not cause problems.


Yeah, idk. I want to believe the ACOG but after that ridiculous mammogram fiasco coming from this person and that organization, I am getting really suspicious.

What do you guys think?
Its better not to screen and die young that way the public option can save money.
Dem's are about saving money in health care to get public option
Coming tomorrow men do not need prostate exams until they are 60
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yup..every 2 years now instead of annually.

Slowly the rationing and limitations creep in. They have a few years to get all this in place before they set loose the millions into this new healthcare system.

Now I'm starting to understand why. First mammograms and now this. Just watch as more and more preventative practices are deemed "unnecessary" or go for longer periods in between.

Report: 20-somethings can go 2 years between Paps - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091120/ap_on_he_me/us_med_fewer_pap_smears - broken link)
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended the change after concluding that more frequent testing did not catch significantly more cancers and often resulted in girls and young women experiencing unnecessary stress, anxiety and sometimes harmful treatments because of suspicious growths that would not cause problems.


Yeah, idk. I want to believe the ACOG but after that ridiculous mammogram fiasco coming from this person and that organization, I am getting really suspicious.

What do you guys think?
It wasn't the ACOG that made the recommendations about mammograms. It was a task force of doctors, nurses and other medical academics, (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) appointed by an agency within the HHS that came to this conclusion.
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