PS...One of the main reasons often given for not having a mammogram pre-50 years of age is that if you should have a false positive, it would present unnecessary stress to the patient.
So, let's examine that: I get a false positive which later is found to be benign. OR.....I do have a mammogram ten years later and learn that for the past decade I have had a malignancy growing wild and unimpeded in my body. Which might present more stress to this frail little female??????? DUH!!!!!! RachaelView Thread
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
When this report came out back then this comunity lit up like a Christmas tree!! As I recall no one agreed with the task force, and it seems to me that the medical community also came down VERY opposed to the recommendation.
As it stands now (at least to the best of my knowedge), generally all the medical community favors the earlier mammograms. Common sense actually won!!
Joan, so good to hear back from you...And even better to know you are married to one of the "good guys"!! What a difference that can make! (Please tell him we all are applauding him!!)
Glad to know that you will be here more often. As individuals we may not have answers, but as a community we can really make a difference! 'Sides, on these cold winter days that are approaching, the more gathered here, the warmer we all will feel! (For those of you who are having hot-flashes, we'll leave room on the outer perimeter!!)