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Wasserman Shultz: Mammograms Won't Be Limited By The Health Care Bill

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic lawmaker who has been treated for breast cancer says worries that the proposed health care overhaul would limit cancer...

A Mammogram DIDN'T Save My Life

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

At 35, I had my first mammogram. It was clean as a whistle. At 36, I was diagnosed with three cancerous tumors in my right breast, two of which were larger than 2.5 centimeters.

Rethink Pink NOW! Sane Solutions To Breast Cancer

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Yesterday, the American Cancer Society admitted that many women are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer needlessly--that the "cancer" they have wouldn't spread or even be noticed without mammograms.

Steve Martin and the Latest Mammography Recommendations

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

The recent recommendation that women should no longer routinely start getting screening for mammograms at age 40 is the latest example of a time-honored tradition of doctors changing their minds.

What Is A Woman To Do?

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dora Levy Mossanen

Is the recent government panel ruling changing the recommendations for mammograms similar to that hormone therapy controversy several years back? With things always changing, what are we to do?

Mammography: A Not-So-Fatalistic View

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

In my view, the press is getting and giving the wrong message on mammography. There are significant flaws in recent analyses that have escaped most headlines.

Dead Moms Everywhere -- That's What Postponing Mammograms Means

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

My mother would be dead. There's nothing complicated about it. She would be dead if she had not gone in to have her routine mammogram at age 45.

Take Two Studies And Call Them In The Morning

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

If you've been eating plenty of this and that because we kept proclaiming that this and that are good for you, you might want to scale back a bit.

Mammography Wars: Drawing the Line Between Breasts and Politics

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

How did mammography guidelines end up in the middle of a political discussion? It was the timing, of course. The conclusions were immediately plunged into a partisan, political dispute.

The Hidden Dangers Of Pre-Menopausal Mammography

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Pre-menopausal women undergoing annual routine mammography over a ten-year period are exposed to a total of about five rads for each breast. This information is not new.

Give Thanks To Kathleen Sebelius For Saving 47,000 Women From Death By Cost-Benefit Analysis

George Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Lakoff

When arithmetic is added to mammogram statistics, it yields a clear case of a low probability event with major life-and-death consequences for tens of thousands of people.

Stop Worrying, It May Cost You Your Mammogram!

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Now we may have to say to patients, stop checking your breasts or you may begin to suffer from the current epidemic syndrome: "Breast Cancer Worry."

Beyond the Headlines and Under the Bra

Jennifer Manfrè | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Manfrè

The new mammogram recommendation is what cost control looks like: It's not rationing, it's not socialized medicine, it's cost control. What are the real outcomes, and what are the real costs? Do the math.

How Breasts (and Health Care) Swung a Governor's Race

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Christie's lack of specificity and stubbornness in his ad did nothing but prove his duplicity and inform more people that he sides with insurance companies over New Jersey women.

Rep. Mike Rogers: Health Care Reform a "Death Sentence" for 36,000 U.S. Women

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

Livingston County, Michigan is a hot bed of conservative Republican politics and Rogers appears to have a very sympathetic ear with the newspaper editors there.

The Uproar Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ehrenreich

In the post-feminist United States, issues like rape, domestic violence, and unwanted pregnancy seem to be too edgy for much public discussion, but breast cancer is all apple pie.

The Future Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Is Touch

Jae Son | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jae Son

At the heart of the mammogram controvery, the real issue is that new screening methods need to be established and supported, since our current system is risky, costly and just isn't working.

The Great Mammography Debate: "Peace of Mind" Or "Power Of Me?" What Kind Of Person Are You?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The new task force recommendations on mammograms are not a blanket, one-size-fits-all prescription for every woman. Guidelines should never replace a dialogue with your own doctor that considers individual risk.

The Perils Of Unnecessary Mammography And Why You Should Always Ask Why

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

My female friends were emailing in outrage at the notion that we may have, once again, been roused by the health care magnates in this country into receiving potentially destructive procedures and treatments.

Chris Christie's 'Macaca Moment' on Health Care

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Christie is now on film, getting short with someone for daring to question the whims of the health care industry. 2009-09-28-Untitld1.jpg

Safe Breast Self Exam by Young Women vs. Dangers of Mammography

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

A premenopausal woman having annual mammograms over 10 years is exposed to similar levels of radiation as a Japanese woman who was about a mile away from the Hiroshima bomb.

True Prevention is the Solution to Our Healthcare Crisis

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Prevention is about staying healthy and not being scared into having unnecessary tests. It is about spending fewer dollars on health care and more on good, clean, healthy living.

The Real Faces of Reform: Ann's Story

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

"I feel like I have paid my insurance company thousands of dollars for nothing," Anne said, "and now I am going to have to drop my coverage because I just can't afford it anymore."

Free Breast, Cervical Exams Could Fall Victim To Budget Cuts

Chi-Town Daily News | ALEX PARKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If state legislators buck Gov. Pat Quinn's call for an income tax hike, the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program stands to lose millions and wo...

Dueling Docs: Is Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

A recent report suggests that as little as one extra glass of wine, beer or hard liquor a day can increase a woman's odds of developing of breast cancer.