Skip to comments.No Breast Cancer Screening For Women Aged 40-49, New Canadian Guidelines
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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Awesome! I’d be dead now.
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
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!)
Not even for women with a family history? I started them when I was 35!
most women with breast ca dont have a fam hx per the data
If you’ve got a family history, you definitely have to start early than most.
Let's hope it is the end.
Yes, I was being sarcastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Awesome! Id be dead now.”
Me too! Diagnosed in 1994 at the age of 46.
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.
I pray my two young daughters will be allowed mammograms and be diligent about self examination.