~Mammograms~

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    According to Fox's Brian Kilmeade (perhaps the dumbest man on television in my opinion) mammograms are available at Walgreen's.

    Fox and Friends are have some of the dumbest fans/hosts in history. How can anyone watch that crap.



    Last Saturday, April 9, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade were discussing the debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Their argument suggested that Planned Parenthood was not very important and thereby does not need properly funded. Their argument rested on a claim that services such as mammograms and paps smears are easily accessed at your local Walgreens.

    http://open.salon.com/blog/twodaymag/2011/04/15/walgreens_responds_to_foxfriends_we_dont_give_pap_smears
     
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    Damn.
    I guess the pharmacists at Walgreen's not only give your prescription a refill, but they also feel you up :eek:
     
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    LMAO paps smears at Walgreens?
     
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    For clarification, the debate was never over whether mammograms saved lives. The debate was over whether early mammograms saved lives. That means annual mammograms from the age of 40 on.

    I believe that only 1/9 are "true positives" That means that 8/9 positive mammogram screens resulted in women getting unnecessary core biopsies.

    Whether that's worth it falls onto a matter of opinion. I've heard convincing arguments for the current recommendations from OBs and against it from surgeons who have devoted a large part of their career to surgical management of breast cancer.

    The only fact is this: it was incidental (and probably bad luck or stupidity) that that the USPSTF released their opinion when they did. It had absolutely noting to do with "Obamacare" or "health care rationing". The debate over this issue needs to happen and women patients need to be involved. Unfortunately, dishonest political hucksters distorted the whole thing to propel their larger issues (and not with any interest for sound medical decision making).
     
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    "Fox and Friends" sets the bar at a new low for stupidity (with the exception of the woman, who is a J.D. and obviously smart but appears to dumb herself down for the gullable viewer base). I don't think we need to evoke them to discuss this issue.
     
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    Not bloody likely.
     
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    Not to disparage pharmacists (Pharm.D.'s are some of the smartest people you'll ever meet), but if that were the case, you'd be just as likely to get that brush on your urethra as your cervix.

    Bet that would be pleasant.
     
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    :lol: No pun intended, amirite??
     
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    Far be it for me to dispute the findings of experts. All I know is the my sister and sister-in-law are currently cancer survivors because they had their mammograms while in their 40's.
     
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