Category Archives: cancer screening

Done

I am done with an important milestone. I just had my first colonoscopy. And if you are due for one, so should you. Why is it such a dreaded procedure? And why do we avoid it so easily? Part of … 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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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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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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