Category Archives: mammograms

Half Of Women Don’t Get Mammograms – When Is Yours?

I had my annual mammogram earlier this month – when is yours? A study presented last week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found that only 50% of women 40 and older got annual mammograms. The study looked at … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Insurance & Screening

According to a recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), more than 10,000 people in the U.S. die every year because they didn’t get screened for breast or colon cancer. The good news is that more people … Continue reading

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Another Mammogram Response

I continue talking and thinking about the recent mammogram debate. With it looking like legislators will step in and protect women’s rights to screening, the subject may be fading into the background for many people. However, for myself and most … Continue reading

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Oops, Correction

I made a mistake and I need to issue a correction. In my Nov. 22 post on mammograms, I wrote that there were approximately 135,000 mammograms given for women under age 50. That was taken from the Breast Cancer Surveillance … Continue reading

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My Opinion, For Whatever That’s Worth

I’m going to weigh in on the great mammogram debate – at least it should be the great mammogram debate! OK, I’ve been weighing in: on FaceBook, on Twitter, in endless conversations all week. For any of you in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Buy The Shoes With The Pink Ribbons, Get Your Mammogram!

Although sometimes it can seem like the month of October is just about having the chance to buy absolutely anything in Pepto Bismol pink, it’s supposed to be about awareness of a terrible disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that … Continue reading

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Women treated for DCIS not getting Regular Mammograms

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School has found that among women who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), regular mammogram followups decline over time. This is in spite of the women’s higher-than-average risk for recurrence … Continue reading

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National Women’s Health Week

Yesterday, Mother’s Day, began National Women’s Health Week. Coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health at the US Department of Health & Human Services, National Women’s Health Week seeks to empower women to make healthier choices and make their own … Continue reading

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Mammogram Folowup

Given the emails I received about my April 1 post on the mammogram debate in Britain, I feel a followup is warranted. Several news outlets had reported that the health service in Britain was reconsidering their informational leaflets about mammograms … Continue reading

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Mammograms – To Scan or Not To Scan

Yesterday’s New York Times had an article about a debate going on in Britain about mammogram recommendations. Britain’s current recommendations for mammos. are every three years starting at age 50. Health officials have agreed to reconsider informational fliers about mammograms … Continue reading

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