I find it very interesting that we are now being told (by a government task force) that most women do not need mammograms every year and that breast self-exams do no good! We have either been lied to all these years by The American Cancer Society and other agencies or we are now being prepared for the "new health care" guidelines. Personally, as a female, I am going to continue to listen to my doctor and the American Cancer Society.
It seems that breast cancer specialists are denouncing the new recommendations and warning that they could undermine detecting and treating cancer early. Some of us know women who acquired cancer prior to age 40 and it was detected early due to the annual screenings.
The government task force is very defensive about its new recommendations, as reported in the Chicago Tribune: "No one is saying that women should not be screened in their 40s," said Dr. Diana Petitti, vice chair of the task force. "We're saying there needs to be a discussion between women and their doctors."
Good heavens, don't they think we ever talk to our doctors? How belittling to us and to the medical profession.
THIS IS WHO I AM
- Utah, United States
- I am a retired grandmother who lost her husband of 42 years in 2010, to cancer. I relocated from Ventura, CA to a community near Salt Lake City, Utah to be with my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. I am a believer in Jesus our Lord and in the true Sabbath as our worship day. I am learning more and more about what our role is here on Earth as well as what it will be when Yahshua returns. I love crochet, watercolors, and writing. My newest passion is writing poetry. I would love to hear from others who enjoy these crafts; come visit and share your interests.
JULY 4 - Time For Tea
The American people came out on July 4 to protest high taxes and run-a-way government spending. From 11:00 till 2:00 p.m., citizens of Ventura, CA came out to show their support for less taxes and less government interference. As a spectator and one who attended the first Ventura Tea Party, I would say we doubled the turnout of patriots.
All across the country the signs, flags and banners that were carried at the tea parties showed the position that the American people are taking toward its government. They are mad and they are not going to take it anymore!