Thursday, November 19, 2009


Government Handles Women’s Breasts

TUCSON, Ariz. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The U.S. government has decided to handle women’s breasts and, frankly, it just doesn’t feel right.

In an effort to make healthcare more cost-effective, the U.S. government now recommends that women wait until age 50 to get their first mammogram to check for breast cancer.

The expert advise from the American Cancer Society is for mammograms to start at age 40.

Women’s health physician Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet thinks the “rationing” of mammograms for financial gain is ridiculous.

The “focus on costs, not saving lives” is irresponsible, not to mention a terrible business strategy.

Vliet says that if doctors wait to give women mammograms, they’re likely to find bigger, more aggressive cancers that end up being even more expensive to treat than preventive exams.

The later breast cancer is detected, the lower the survival rate for women.

Vliet refuses to practice the new government suggestion and will continue giving women ages 40 and older annual and frequent mammograms.

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