11/29/2012 04:09 pm ET

Ex-Nurse Practitioner: 'I Haven't Gotten A Mammogram In Ten Years'

Former nurse practitioner Veneta Masson hasn't gotten a mammogram in ten years. She joined HuffPost Live to discuss her controversial decision with host Alicia Menendez.

"As a former nurse practitioner," she said, "I can't tell you how many breast exams I did and it's looking at shifting terrain month to month without any kind of map."

Mason went on to say, "Screening mammograms do not save lives so I have opted out. I am accepting the fact that life is uncertain. I think that's something that we all have to face."

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live