What’s behind new mammogram recommendations
The Obama administration now says that federal advisory board https://www.st-edwards-cam.org.uk recommendation on mammograms is not government policy and has caused great deal of confusion. No kidding.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was out sweeping up today mammograms remain an important life saving tool in fighting breast cancer. and that women should talk to their doctors and make the decision that is best for them. Preventative Services Task Force said Monday that women in their forties shouldn get routine mammograms. They claimed this was meant to reduce over treatment. and that many women experience false positives, anxiety and unnecessary biopsies.
They said mammograms saved one life for every 1,900 women screened. Turns out this panel is made up of sixteen health canada goose outlet care experts. none of them are oncologists.
What the hell is going on? We have a federal advisory panel making recommendations about breast cancer and there is no one on the panel who is an oncologist?
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Is it becoming clear now what going on here?
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Not to sound paranoid, but is there anyone asking whether members of that panel are hoping to derail health care reform? Trying not to look like Mr. Beck, with my aluminum foil hat at the ready, but the timing of their recommendation seems suspicious. Might I ask how many health insurance professionals are on this board, compared to the ZERO oncologists?
Jack, I have an ex girlfriend who is in the hospital right now, dying from brain cancer that spread from undiagnosed breast cancer while on Medicaid. In February 2007, she had an emergency double mastectomy. She had begged for almost 2 years for a mammogram and didn’t receive it until she produced visible tangible evidence of the cancer. Then it was too late.
These recommendations will solve one thing: those with insurance will now know how it feels to be like those without (those who cannot afford preventative care).
What boobs are in charge of the health of my boobs?
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November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm
buy canada goose jacket cheap I have breast cancer. I still am having trouble getting the mammogram that I need. Can you imagine how it going to be for women who don have it or don know they have it yet? Breast cancer isn limited to age 50 and above. Who stupid idea was this? And yes, it is already affecting how women are getting mammograms before this change in recommendation. They are just trying to save money and canada goose shop austria not lives as usual. And people think there is not a need for insurance reform? WAKE UP! buy canada goose jacket cheap
November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Has anyone looked into just who the members of the NCI panel are and whether they are connected in any way to any insurance company in the US?
This will ultimately cause insurance companies to discontinue payments for mammograms for women in their 40s and in turn will save insurance companies MILLIONS of dollars as a result.
I REALLY want to know if there is any connection at all between the NCI and/or their panel who participated in this decision and the insurance industry.
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