Thanks to Investors.com for this great cartoon!
I have been getting mammograms every year since I turned 40. I have had two or three false positives. I've also discovered cysts that had to be drained. Yes, these caused me some level of anxiety. Two women in my family have had breast cancer, so I am on heightened alert. Nonetheless, I would much rather have a couple of days or even a couple of weeks of anxiety than to discover breast cancer too late to do anything about it.
And I'm sorry, but how stupid is the advice to not even do self-exams??????
I've heard that this could be our first taste of rationed care under a government run healthcare system. I tend to think that could be true, whether or not it was the intent of the task force. I've also heard that this would bring us in line with other countries like Canada or England (both of whom, I've also heard, have higher rates of death from breast cancer than does the US). The truth? Who knows? I'm starting to not trust anybody. Don't trust the government. Don't trust the media. Trying to be an informed consumer and citizen gets harder and harder.