Friday, October 21, 2005

Give Mammography a Miss!

It was National Mammography Day yesterday, and if you failed to observe it, bully for you! I didn't observe it and I never will, nor will I ever have a mammogram done.

Does it make sense to you that doctors are told to be gentle when doing an exam for breast cancer for fear of spreading it but radiologists can manhandle them and squash them flat for a mammogram? There is reason to believe that mammograms will spread a cancer if it is there. Not only that, if it is at all detectable through a mammogram, it was likely there for at least ten years, which kind of rules out the idea of mammograms being used for early detection, doesn't it?

1 comment:

berek said...

dang, i guess i'll stop having them ... :/