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Mammogram Land

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today I had my yearly mammogram. I used to hate this time of year. I'd make appointments and cancel and I'd do this for months. Who wants to get their breast squashed like a burger in a patty factory? I heard about a new machine that is being used and supposedly not as painful as the regular " press- a- nator" The place I use doesn't have that techology yet, so I called another facility and was told they still have to squash you up. What's the point then? I'll just stick with my old imaging place, besides I'm used to the woman that does mine. She's funny and makes you feel so comfortable. We chat about our families and before you know it it's over with minimal discomfort. I'm so busy running my mouth, I don't even focus on the pain.

If you've been avoiding getting yours done this year, get moving, pick up the phone, make your appointment, and do it.

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KBWALKING 2/24/2012 1:58AM

  Good job getting your mammogram. Some things just aren't fun-- but we need to be responsible for our own health and make those appointments. My last 2 have been the digital and a world of difference looking at those pictures compared to the old mammograms.

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/23/2012 2:02PM

    mines done!

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VICIOUS421 2/23/2012 12:30AM

    emoticon

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SALLY_G73 2/22/2012 6:12PM

  I fired my last doctor because they kept insisting that I get a routine mammogram after I said "No." Doctors need to keep in mind that their patients, who pay them are their boss, and it's not the other way around.

It is sad that multi million dollar campaigns are being waged for women to get routine mammograms when the accumulated radiation from mammograms is actually causing cancer in some women.

http://www.holisticgynps.co
m/About-Breasts/mammography-sav
es-lives-or-does-it.html
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http://www.menopause-metam
orphosis.com/An_Excerpt-201-comic_relief2.htm

Comment edited on: 2/22/2012 6:13:06 PM

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CLAIREINPARIS 2/22/2012 3:45PM

    I only had one so far and it wasn't painful at all. I am glad!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/22/2012 3:34PM

    I am overdue for mine.

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SALLY_G73 2/22/2012 12:43PM

  Personally, I do not believe in getting mammograms because I think the radiation exposure is a bigger danger than the small percentage of a chance that I might have undetected cancer. And the caner causing radiation you are exposed to every time you have a mammogram or other X-ray adds up in your body for as long as you are alive.

Here are some good articles on the subject

http://www.preventca
ncer.com/patients/mammography/d
angers.htm

http://www.sl
ate.com/articles/news_and_polit
ics/explainer/2009/11/how_much_
radiation_do_you_get_from_a_mam
mogram.html

http://www.c
anceractive.com/cancer-active-p
age-link.aspx?n=1420

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p://www.naturalnews.com/010886.html



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CHARLIESGIRL69 2/22/2012 12:04PM

    They do suck but are very necessary. It could just save your life.

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ABB698 2/22/2012 12:01PM

    Yea, it's nothing to look forward to, but I'm glad you got it over and done with. I'll pray for negative results for you! Happy Humpty Dance Wednesday my friend!!!

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