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No Breast Cancer Screening For Women Aged 40-49, New Canadian Guidelines
Medical News Today ^ | 11/21/2011 | Editor's Choice

Posted on 11/21/2011 7:46:38 PM PST by writer33

Women aged forty to forty-nine should not undergo routine mammography screening for breast cancer, according to new guidelines issued by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, which were published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The Task Force also recommends that the screening interval be extended to every two to three years for females aged 50 to 74, from every two years.

Women should not carry out clinical breast exams and breast self-examinations if they have no symptoms pointing to breast cancer, the guidelines also recommend.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: breastcancer; chrisdavis
Canadian guidelines. Is this the future for women under Obamacare? Waiting for a beauracrat to decide when they should have a breast screening.
1 posted on 11/21/2011 7:46:42 PM PST by writer33
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To: writer33

Awesome! I’d be dead now.
Ain’t socialized medicine great?


2 posted on 11/21/2011 7:48:20 PM PST by acapesket
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Ain’t socialized medicine great?

Where's your compassion for the poor and indigent? So you're inconvenienced by death. This is bigger than you. LOL! /sarcasm

3 posted on 11/21/2011 7:52:08 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Death panels.


4 posted on 11/21/2011 7:59:30 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

Yes, indeed.


5 posted on 11/21/2011 8:00:20 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Yes. The new Gov’t guidelines only allow for mammograms starting at age 50. We have a friend in New Zealand. NZ just lowered their age level for covered mammograms to 45. She went for one as she had just turned 45 and is now being treated for metastatic breast cancer. The older you get, with Obamacare, the less care is offered. After age 65, good luck. It is not in the interest of the Fed Gov’t to bother to keep you alive when you are no longer paying into the system. PS-when you are being taxed an extra 10-20% to pay for healthcare for all, you don't think you should have to pay extra for any preventative medicine. SURPRISE!
6 posted on 11/21/2011 8:01:48 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Yep.


7 posted on 11/21/2011 8:03:44 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Well....when you get right down to it, everything is bigger than me!!!

I must say that I do get rather impatient when inconvenienced.

As I suspect, most of my fellow Americans do, as well.

And that my Friend, will be the beginning of the end of Obotcare (fret not, I am one sarcastic wench myself!)

8 posted on 11/21/2011 8:07:48 PM PST by acapesket
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To: writer33

Not even for women with a family history? I started them when I was 35!


9 posted on 11/21/2011 8:21:10 PM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy

most women with breast ca dont have a fam hx per the data


10 posted on 11/21/2011 8:23:06 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: OrangeDaisy

If you’ve got a family history, you definitely have to start early than most.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 8:37:38 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Here's the deal. You have to wait longer to get your screenings, but if they find cancer after you turn 60, they won't pay for chemo. Problem solved.
12 posted on 11/21/2011 8:38:02 PM PST by toothfairy86
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And that my Friend, will be the beginning of the end of Obotcare

Let's hope it is the end.

13 posted on 11/21/2011 8:38:34 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: toothfairy86

Yes, I was being sarcastic.


14 posted on 11/21/2011 8:39:41 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: originalbuckeye

My sister-in-law, 47, died this afternoon from breast cancer. My other sister-in-law who is 48 also has breast cancer. Please insist that the women you love have mammograms.


15 posted on 11/21/2011 8:47:08 PM PST by FoundinTexas (Hot in Texas! Waiting for the 2012 election!)
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Two months back my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer - stage-2. It was due to yearly mammogram, it was detected early .
According to CMA, fter 45, women utility is over and they can die, This is Socialism.


16 posted on 11/21/2011 9:43:08 PM PST by jennychase
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To: writer33

the dirty little secret is that if you have hormones (i.e. before menopause) breast cancer grows faster and spreads earlier.

So “screening” doesn’t catch them much earlier than you would by feel alone...and even then often it has spread. doing a mammogram every 3 to 6 months might catch a lot of these cancers earlier, but every two years, as present guidelines suggest, only confuse matters. A woman has a negative mammogram, and then ignores the lump that pops up three months later.

And when you have hormones, you get a lot more “false positives” (benign lumps that have to be biopsied) and the smaller cancers are harder to find in the dense breast tissue.

So how do I personally feel about mammograms?

I didn’t bother to get yearly mammograms when I was under age 50...but I did send my patients for them.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 10:31:13 PM PST by LadyDoc
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I am so very sorry to hear that. That is so sad to lose her at such a young age. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

Yes, women need to be screened for cancer, case closed. I saw the headline for this story and at first thought it was from The Onion.


18 posted on 11/21/2011 10:52:46 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Fuel up the Cain Train! Donate today! - - - https://www.hermancain.com/donate)
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To: toothfairy86
Yep. Avastin has helped many women with metastatic breast cancer, but it's too expensive. FDA has just ‘unapproved’ it.
19 posted on 11/22/2011 4:14:13 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: acapesket

“Awesome! I’d be dead now.”

Me too! Diagnosed in 1994 at the age of 46.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 5:07:53 AM PST by heylady
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To: LadyDoc

My friend had breast cancer twice. A different type in each breast. She was in her 30’s when the first one was diagnosed. Although my friend is not African-American, A-A women are especially susceptable to developing breast cancer under the age of 40. Particularly a type called “triple negative”. Women with a family history need to be screened sooner, not later.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 5:49:31 AM PST by toothfairy86
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To: writer33
I lost my mother, my aunt and two first cousins to breast cancer. If I had not been diligent about self examinations, I would likely be dead. My final mammogram did not indicate an egg size tumor but I felt a thickened area in my breast and because of my family history of breast cancer, my OBGYN recommended a biopsy which showed an egg sized tumor.

I pray my two young daughters will be allowed mammograms and be diligent about self examination.

22 posted on 11/22/2011 6:27:21 AM PST by Eileanright
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