On preventative care, I knew something bad was coming when they told us women no longer needed Pap smears and mammograms every year, that once every other year would do. they fought and fought for years to get those tests paid for every year and the results of that were positive. now Suddenly every two years is good enough. they are so Full of xxIT!
So sorry to tell you........women aged 18-49, it is every 3 years for a pap; for women 49-65, it is every 5 years and for women, aged 65 ad over, only if you are having symptoms. Sadly, for women over 65, if they are having symptoms, they are in very bad shape. The reason women over age 65 survive gyn cancers is that the cells can shed long before there are symptoms. If there are symptoms, the women will likely not survive. I have heard that mammograms are not paid for until age 50. Most of the women I know with breast cancer were diagnosed well under age 50. But let's face it, when you are no longer working, i e no longer paying into the system for Healthcare, you are not worth spending money on to keep you alive. It is a new country, Obamaland.
posted on 09/18/2013 6:41:32 PM PDT
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